Nissan Maxima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Diagnosis and Testing

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For diagnostic procedures on distributorless ignition, refer to Driveability & Emissions Controls .

SECONDARY SPARK TEST



  1. Remove the ignition coil.
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  3. Remove the spark plug.
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  5. Install the spark plug to the ignition coil, then attach the coil wiring.
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  7. Ground the plug at a good ground location on the engine.
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  9. Crank the engine and check for spark.
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  11. If spark occurs, the ignition system is functioning properly.
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  13. If no spark exists, test the ignition coil, power transistor and related wiring.
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