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cluele ... 6/29/2012

1999 Honda Civic LX 4 Cyl 1.6L

Engine

Dumb question from dumb girl trying to learn please help!

I need to check for a spark in the ignition coil. The how-to guide mentions a spark tester... is this a specific tool I need to go buy or is there a makeshift way to do it??

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Mike

Mike 6/29/2012

You can make one (using a good spark plug), use a screw driver, or buy one from a local auto parts store.

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jlofwash

jlofwash 7/4/2012

They are only a few bucks, well worth the price, and easy to use

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keith

keith 10/12/2012

pull one spark out with a socket plug the spark plug wire back into it then hold it firmly (tip touching)to the engine metal have an assistant turn the key to the start possition you will see and possibly feel the spark if there is one

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keith

Bill 10/12/2012

Please do it away from the battery or any fuel.

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