AMC Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1988 Repair Information

Spark Plug Wires

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TESTING



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 1: When possible, use a special grasping tool for removing the spark plug wires



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Fig. Fig. 2: Checking plug wire resistance through the distributor cap with an ohmmeter



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Fig. Fig. 3: HEI Spark plug wire resistance chart



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Fig. Fig. 4: Checking individual plug wire resistance with a digital ohmmeter

Visually inspect the spark plug cables for burns, cuts, or breaks in the insulation. Check the spark plug boots and the nipples on the distributor cap and coil. Replace any damages wiring. If no physical damage is obvious, the wires can be checked with an ohmmeter for excessive resistance.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



When installing a new set of spark plug cables, replace the cables one at a time so there will be no mixup. Start by replacing the longest cable first. Install the boot firmly over the spark plug. Route the wire exactly the same as the original. Insert the nipple firmly into the tower on the distributor cap. Repeat the process for each cable.

 
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