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Unread 04-18-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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I have spark only when I prees the pedal and let go. I have tested ground and everything looks good, I tested the pulsar coil and had 144 ohms and while cranking I had approximately .200 volts. Could anyone help me with the problem of no spark?
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Unread 04-19-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: eratic spark in 1989 ez go

It could be your ignitor.There is no way to test that except if you have someone else with a running cart you can swap it onto.If you can do that and find your ignitor is in fact bad, they run a good deal of money.Like $180 or so.

You might want to look up the HEI conversion on this site.It's very simple to do.I suck at electrical but I did it in about ten minutes.And the HEI module is available at just about any auto parts store for around $12.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 07:11 AM   #3
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Unread 04-19-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info and the welcome. I have learned a lot from this site. I am thinking of doing the HEI conversion but if the pulsar coil is bad the HEI won't solve the problem will it?
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Unread 04-19-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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No: but the pulsar most likely is no the problem. Ignitors fail most often.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #6
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thanbks racin. I'll do the conversion to hei and see out it goes.
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Unread 04-19-2012, 08:43 PM   #7
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Let us know how it goes.It's super simple.Even if that isn't the problem, I think of it as an improvement on the stock ignition system.
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I'll try to keep in touch and let you know how it goes. Is there a certain year gm module and coil that is the best to use?

Thanks
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Unread 04-19-2012, 11:01 PM   #9
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I just grabbed a random one out of a distributor in a junkyard and it worked out just fine.If you go the junkyard route you can probably get a dozen or so dirt cheap(or in your pockets *innocent whistling*)and be sure that at least one will work.It will probably be on an older chevy or GM.Mine was from a 79, so maybe 80's and so will have them as well.You take off the distributor cap and rotor and there will be a vaguely boomerang shaped unit underneath.That's the thing you want.You won't need any of the wires.As far as the coil, I just have a 12 volt automotive coil from something or other that was laying around and it works fine.My stock coil was working but seemed awfully weak.that's the only reason I switched it.

For the record I did pay for the HEI unit.
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Unread 04-20-2012, 12:03 PM   #10
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Heliarc, thanks for the info. Did you just use a automotive spark plug wire also after the conversion?
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