1985 Jag


Old 04-15-05, 02:11 PM
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1985 Jag

I have a 1985 Jaguar Xj6 that I have been unable to start this spring after storage over the winter. The battery was bad and I have replaced it, however it seems that I am not getting any spark to the cylinders. What is the best order of replacement to get it to start? coil?
Old 04-16-05, 06:50 AM
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First see if you can coax a spark AT the coil. Remove the wire running from the coil to the center of the distributor at the distributor end and hold the free end close to a ground source. Have someone crank the engine and see if you get a spark. If you do, the problem is either cap, rotor, or plug wires; all of which are probably cheaper than a coil. If that is a points and condensor set-up (vice electronic ignition) replacing both would be a good idea, but make sure you know what the setting should be on the points before you tear into it.

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