Neon, 2000 - 2005

Ignition System Tests - Distributorless

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Perform the following checks prior to connecting the Engine Analyzer:

  1. Check the battery condition (verify that it can sustain a cranking voltage of 9.6v).
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  3. Inspect the ignition coils for signs of damage or carbon tracking at the coil towers.
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  5. Remove the secondary ignition wires and check for signs of corrosion.
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  7. Test the plug wire resistance with a DVOM (specification varies from 15-30 k/ohm).
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  9. Connect a low output spark tester to a plug wire and to engine ground. Verify that the ignition coil can sustain adequate spark output for 3-6 seconds.
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Secondary Ignition System Scope Patterns (V6 Engine)



  1. Connect the Engine Analyzer to the ignition system.
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  3. Turn the scope selector to view the -Parade Display- of the ignition secondary.
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  5. Start the engine in Park or Neutral and slowly increase the engine speed from idle to 2000 rpm.
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  7. Compare actual display to the examples below.

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