Step-by-step instructions are provided for the home mechanic in servicing the Basic Chrysler Electronic Ignition (EI) System in his six- or eight-cylinder Chrysler, Dodge, or Plymouth. Other than spark plug and spark plug-cable maintenance, do-it-yourself servicing is not advised unless there is a chance that an engine problem is a result of ignition system failure. Only an ordinary voltmeter and ohmmeter are required for servicing. Information is presented for testing and adjusting the following components of the Basic EI System: electronic control unit, dual ballast resistor, distributor, and ignition coil. A guide is included for replacing a pickup coil without removing the distributor. The Basic EI system is one of three major variations; the others are the Spark Control Computer System (Lean Burn) and the Hall Effect Distributor System.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • At head of title: Saturday Mechanic.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Hearst Magazines

    224 West 57th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Schultz, M
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 35-38
  • Serial:
    • Popular Mechanics
    • Volume: 154
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    • ISSN: 0032-4558

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382074
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-030 483
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM