GM Corsica/Beretta 1988-1996 Repair Guide

Ignition Coil

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Detach the 8 or 11-pin harness connector, as applicable, from the coil and module assembly.
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  5. Remove the ignition assembly-to-camshaft housing attaching bolts.
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  7. Carefully remove the ignition assembly from the engine.
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If the spark plug boots present a problem coming off, it may be necessary to use a special removal tool, first twisting and pulling upward on the retainers.

  1. Remove the ignition coil housing-to-cover bolts/screws.
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  3. Remove the cover from the coil housing.
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  5. Detach the ignition coil harness connectors from the coil pack assembly.
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  7. Carefully lift the coil pack out and remove the contacts and seals from the housing.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the ignition coil and module assembly

To install:
  1. Install new coil seals into the coil housing.
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  3. Install the coil contacts to the coil housing and retain with petroleum jelly.
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  5. Place the coil pack into the housing and connect the harness connectors.
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  7. Assemble the cover to the coil housing and install the attaching bolts/screws. Tighten the attaching bolts/screws to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
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  9. Install the spark plug boots and retainers on the ignition assembly housing secondary terminals.
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If the boots and retainers are not in place on the housing secondary terminals prior to installing the ignition assembly, damage to the ignition system may result.

  1. Position the ignition assembly to the engine while carefully aligning the boots to the spark plug terminals.
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  3. Coat the ignition assembly-to-camshaft housing attaching bolts with an approved lubricant and install them into the housing.
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  5. Tighten the attaching bolts to 16-19 ft. lbs. (22-26 Nm).
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  7. Attach the harness connector to the ignition coil module assembly.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  11. Start the engine and check for proper operation and performance.
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