> Where's the Resistor wire on 79 F150 400 engine?
> I think I may have a open wire in it. Truck will run then suddenly
> die. Bypassing directly from coil to battery gets it running again.
> But where the heck is that resistor or "resistor wire" is how my
> repair info refers to it. OF course they cant explain where it is...
IIRC, the 'resistor' wire is like the fuse-links, a 'spliced-in' wire
with different insulation AND a different feel and flexibility... and can
be found by following positive side wire back from coil terminal.
As it must dissipate heat, it shouldnt be wrapped into the harness.
Dont rule out a faulty ignition switch, as that occurs much more often.
Also try forum on
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