Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Adjustments

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PICK-UP COIL AIR GAP ADJUSTMENT



See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Checking the dual pick-up air gaps on 84 and later vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 2: Electronic Ignition System Diagnosis Chart



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Fig. Fig. 3: Electronic Spark Control System Diagnosis Chart

In the dual pick-up distributor, the start pick-up is identified by a two prong male connector and the run pick-up is identified by a male and female plug.

Start Pick-Up
  1. Align one reluctor tooth with the pick-up coil tooth.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the pick-up coil hold-down screw.
  4.  
  5. Insert a 0.006" non-magnetic feeler gauge between the reluctor tooth and the pick-up coil tooth.
  6.  
  7. Adjust the air gap so that contact is made between the reluctor tooth, the feeler gauge and the pick-up tooth.
  8.  
  9. Carefully tighten the hold-down screw.
  10.  
  11. Remove the feeler gauge. There should be no force needed to remove the gauge.
  12.  
  13. Check the air gap with a NO-GO 0.008" feeler gauge. Do not force the gauge in the air gap.
  14.  

Run Pick-Up
  1. Align on reluctor tooth with the pick-up coil tooth.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the pick-up coil hold-down screw.
  4.  
  5. Insert a 0.012" non-magnetic feeler gauge between the reluctor tooth and the pick-up tooth.
  6.  
  7. Adjust the air gap so that contact is made between the reluctor tooth, feeler gauge and the pick-up tooth.
  8.  
  9. Carefully tighten the hold-down screw.
  10.  
  11. Remove the feeler gauge. There should be no force required to remove it.
  12.  
  13. Check the air gap with a NO-GO 0.014" feeler gauge. Do not force the gauge in the air gap.
  14.  

 
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