S10 Pickup, Sonoma 2000-2004

Ignition Coil

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly and nut.
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  5. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
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  7. Remove the ignition coil wire to the distributor.
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  9. Remove the studs holding the bracket and the ignition coil to the intake manifold.
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  11. Remove the bracket and the ignition coil.
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  13. Drill and punch out the two rivets holding the ignition coil to the bracket.
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  15. Remove the ignition coil from the bracket.

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    Fig. Ignition coil location-4.3L engine

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To install:

  1. Install the ignition coil to the bracket with the two screws.
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  3. Install the ignition coil and the bracket to the intake manifold with studs. Tighten the studs to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
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  5. Install the ignition coil wire. The wire must not touch anything like the dip stick. Rubbing will make a ground/short after time of use.
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  7. Install the electrical connectors.
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  9. Install the air cleaner assembly and nut.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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