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Old 02-25-2014, 07:21 PM
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Replacing Coil Connector - question...

So, with the help from the members of these forums, I've been tracking down ignition gremlins. I'm going to replace the coil connector (the "C" shaped deal that slides on the coil making the connection). It's very loose, and it seems the connections might be janky.

Regardless...

What is the little cylinder that is mounted on the coil bracket, which is wired to the coil connector?



I did a web search, and an advanced search of these forums. All signs point to it being a "radio voltage regulator capacitor". Keeps the ignition noise from coming over the radio.

When I hook up the new connector, how do I:

1: remove it from the old connector

2. connect it to the new connector


My assistants Mr. Haynes & Mr. Chilton were zero help. I just don't want to mess something up before I even jump in.
 
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That's a capacitor to help prevent radio interference from the ignition system. It doesn't really need to be there.
 
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It's not worth trying to splice into your brand new connector. Since it's an electrolytic type capacitor, chances are it's dried up now anyway; also, modern radios typically have enough input filtering that it's not necessary.
 
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