Last post on Feb 06, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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Nissan Quest, Van
#1 of 1 1998 Quest GXE Ignition Failure
Feb 06, 2010 (3:33 pm)
The Quest minivan was running just fine. The next morning the car would turn-over, but not run. Here is what I found. The OBD code showed a P0340 (bad sensor in the distributor), the ignition module, or power transistor was blown open (infinity reading on ohm-meter, all pins), the ignition coil secondary was open (infinity on ohms) while the primary winding of the coil was 1.2 ohms, normal. The ECU may be bad as well. But I would like the groups opinion on how such a failure could occur once the ignition was turned off after the car was running normally? My feeling is that someone took the high voltage side of the coil and connected it to the distributor wires (Black wire, white stripe) then cranked the engine until the ignition coil secondary burned out. I found a fresh nick on the distributor wire listed where the high voltage may have gone in. Other than that I have no idea how the coil, module, distributor sensors, and possible the ecu got burned.