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Old 09-07-2006, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default How do I unplug the ignition coil?

I'm installing a COBB pulley tonight and it looks like I have to resort to the brace the breaker bar on the subframe technique lol... where is the ignition coil located? I need to disconnect it so my engine doesn't start when I crank it over.
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:49 AM   #2
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Why not just disconnect the battery....that should prevent it from starting.
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Old 09-07-2006, 01:11 AM   #3
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Why not just disconnect the battery....that should prevent it from starting.
cuz u need the battery to power the starter to crank it over

Figured it out... I didn't need to unplug the ignition coil... it only take 0.5s for the crank pulley bolt to come loose.. just crank for 0.5s and turn off immediately... this technique makes u feel like such a shade tree mechanic, but it works like a frickin charm!
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Old 09-07-2006, 01:13 AM   #4
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veightkiller only used my heafty 250lbs of muscles and leverage to break loose J-Chow's crank pulley
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Old 09-07-2006, 02:53 AM   #5
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cuz u need the battery to power the starter to crank it over

Figured it out... I didn't need to unplug the ignition coil... it only take 0.5s for the crank pulley bolt to come loose.. just crank for 0.5s and turn off immediately... this technique makes u feel like such a shade tree mechanic, but it works like a frickin charm!
Yeah, I figured I didn't know what I was talking about....thank God I have good mechanics!
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Old 09-07-2006, 02:26 AM   #6
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I used a 1/2" drive breaker bar with the 4' handle from my floorjack slid over the end of it. I needed someone to stand on the brakes so the car wouldn't move, but the sucker came loose. I think it saw the handle and the look on my face and got scarred.
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Old 09-07-2006, 02:35 AM   #7
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I used a 1/2" drive breaker bar with the 4' handle from my floorjack slid over the end of it. I needed someone to stand on the brakes so the car wouldn't move, but the sucker came loose. I think it saw the handle and the look on my face and got scarred.
I attempted this method and I got scared that the breaker bar was gonna break... depending on who installed it at the factory, I've found that how tight the crank pulley bolt is is a crapshoot... when I used to work on Hondas, some would come out nice and easy, some broke my breaker bar... good thing Canadian Tire and Sears warranty them for life... when I got air tools, some came off nice, others were a bitch... u'd have to "tighten" and loosen several times before u got them loose... it also helped to soak WD-40 into there overnight... but I didn't have time... I wanted it down "now"... so I used the shade tree technique .

4' handle? That is psycho... I had a 3 ft handle (roughly) and I was scared something was gonna break... the thing was curved like a bow and it still didn't want to come loose... the crank the engine technique is SOOO much easier.
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where is the ignition coil located? I need to disconnect it so my engine doesn't start when I crank it over.
Don't you just have to pull a fuse for the ignition? I'm not sure, I've never done it before.
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Don't you just have to pull a fuse for the ignition? I'm not sure, I've never done it before.
Probably, but I wasn't about to read which one... I took a look at where the spark plugs are... there are a few plugs down there... I guess u could just unplug them all, but u don't need too... check out my review here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...0#post15157630

Only 0.5s is needed to get it loose.
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