A quick introduction,
My name is Richard, Dick for short, I am the proud owner of an 1989 EA Fairmont Ghia. Its a 3.9 MPEFi and 3 speed Auto. It has all the fairmont stuff, cruise, climate, velour, blade alloys, yada yada. It also doesnt go at the moment (no spark). I am aware of the EA and there problems with spark.
I pulled the coil off the block (what a mongrel job that is!) and tested it as per my instructions in my Max Ellery manual. The coil tested ok but it did have a crack in the body of the unit (I'd imagine they must get very hot screwed to the block of the engine). Anyway I qucikly attached the new coil by letting it hang from the fuel rail and suprise I still have no spark.
it the electrical diagram in my manual it says the coil is earthed. Is this correct?
I did pull the plug off the dizzy and tested to see if I had +12 volts on the red wire (from the -ve side of the coil) and I do. So I think the coil is ok.
Also can someone tell me how to test the TFI unit on the dizzy and also the wiring loom to see if it has problems.
I am really keen to get this car going so I can do something with it.