Renault Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1985 Repair Guide

Spark Plug Cables

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CHECKING & REPLACING





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Fig. Fig. 1 Checking plug wire resistance through the distributor cap with an ohmmeter



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Fig. Fig. 2 Checking individual plug wire resistance with a digital ohmmeter



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Fig. Fig. 3 When replacing spark plug wires, always mark their location on the distributor cap ...



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Fig. Fig. 4 ... and replace them one at a time to avoid

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 damaged wiring. If no physical damage is obvious, the wires can be checked with an ohmmeter for excessive resistance.

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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