87 Cimarron Problem

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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, 87 Cimarron Problem in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hi All; I saw this forum in my search for Cimarron information and figured it would be a good place ...
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    scorpius666 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Unhappy87 Cimarron Problem

    Hi All;
    I saw this forum in my search for Cimarron information and figured it would be a good place to ask a question.
    I am working on my fathers 87 Cimarron (2.8 engine) as it has a noticible loss of power and a stuttering (miss) on the lower rpms which is less noticible on the higher rpms. I replaced the wires and cleaned the plugs and it helped but still no cigar and the problem persisted.
    I took a florecent light to the ignition wires at night to test the spark and noticed 4 of the wires flashed the bulb nicely while 2 of the wires made it glow but very dimly. I traced the wires back and noticed they BOTH led to the third ignition coils located on the right. I am assuming it is dead or partialy functional and causing the problem ..... is this a correct assumption and what would a new coil cost???

    If the coil is dead could a forum member post a good and quick way to replace it as I noticed it is a very tight fit between the radiator and located rather low down on the engine.

    Any replys and help would be greatly appriciated and thank you in adavance.

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    Re: 87 Cimarron Problem

    Sorry you didn't get any help here. I'm wondering if you've had any luck fixing the problem...
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