Re: 1995 ford taurus loss of spark while driving
pick one wrote:
> "Tom Adkins" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>1995 taurus 3.0 v6,car died would not restart.checked computer
>>>codes:211((pip),and 212(loss of ign. diag. monitor.short to ground in
>>>spark output) checked ign.control module,and coil,both are good.any
>>>suggestions what to check is appreciated
>> How did you check the ignition module? The only sure test is with a "known
>>good" module. Loss of IDM and PIP is usually a good sign of module or dist.
>> With the problems with the Ford TFI module, thats probably the culprit.
> What do you mean? Voltage drop tests will do nicely. If you have a meter that
> has frequency functions will work nicely also.
Lots of folk here dont know how to do a voltage drop test. I know how to do it
correctly, you know how to do it correctly, but they may not. And it's not really that
accurate, especially on the IDM circuit in the module. I try to offer a down and
dirty way for approxomate diagnosis, unless it will harm the vehicle or the poster.
The easiest way, in this case, is to connect a "known good" module, given the high
failure rate of TFI modules on these vehicles.