If your AccuSpark Ignition appears not to work
before returning , there are a number of checks you can make
Check that the rotor and
trigger ring have been fitted , It is often the case that 1 or both
The largest reason for
failure is incorrectly fitted or faulty coils , especially in cars that
have had there polarity changed from Positive to Negative earth .
When points are fitted
a coil will work both ways round. It is often overlooked to reverse
the coil when converting to Negative Earth . To look at the + and -
markings on the coil is not sufficiant .
With all wires removed
and ignition on ,the original ignition wires that will be connected
to live should be tested with a test bulb or voltmeter and should show
current , the wire to the - negative side should show no current . If
this is the case connect wires .
If you have a Volt meter
check Ohms reading across the two spade terminals with all wires disconnected
. Standard ignition should show 3 Ohms and a Ballast ignition 1.5 ohms
. The AccuSpark will need a reading of not less than 1.4 Ohms to function
. Note Points ignition will still function with failing coil with a
low reading .
With all wires connected
remove number one HT lead , hold end of lead 3mm from engine block and
crank engine. If sparking occurs then fault lies with ignition timing
or firing order .
If no spark remove centre
HT lead carry out same procedure . If HT lead sparks fault lies with
rotor or cap .
If no spark ensure red
wire from Accuspark is not connected to a reduced voltage wire source
. Connect temporarily to a direct 12 volt source from fuse box or battery
Check if fitted ,that the
earth on the distributor base plate is in good condition .Check Ohms
resistance from Module fixing screw to car body . If a poor earth is
suspected then to ensure the AccuSpark Module is receiving a proper
earth run a wire from module fixing screw out of distributor with other
wires to a good earth .
If you are still unable
to get your AccuSpark to function please contact www.AccuSpark.nl for testing or full