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Old 03-23-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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All you " check your spark plug wires" people were right. I had a burnt off wire on cyl 2. This is the second set of wires I have had this happen on. The coil tower for cyl2 corrodes up and then the wire burns off at the plug. I cleaned the coil tower really good and its running much better. Do i have a bad coil because it keeps corroding or what ?
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It keeps corroding because you aren't doing the job properly. Once it's cleaned, coat it with dielectric grease. Problem solved.
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Unfortunately for me, I wasn't one of the ones suggesting the plugs or wires to check. Look at the coil towers again especially the one that's causing the burned wire. If its worn down and is smaller in diameter that lets the boot wire slide/twist easily, it may be replacement time otherwise use dielectric grease on the the tower to help lube the connection as well as ward off corrosion. Use the grease on the plug end too. This may help prolong the life of the wires. Swap coils around. If the problem comes back its going to burn plug #1 or #4. Then toss the coil.
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If you're having persistent corrosion problems you need to check the condition of the terminal that's oxidizing.

Unless some chemical has contaminated the terminal, the corrosion is the result of electricity passing through the air between two contacts, however small.

The terminal on the coil may be flattened, marred, cracked or loose.
The plug wire may not be making firm contact with the terminal.

Topical applications may slow the corrosion rate, but it's not going to correct the electrical connection or prevent it from heating.
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I remembered seeing this reply from OldNuc on another thread:

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...63#post1407963

So dielectric grease should be kept off your connectors, but used where the boot meets the coil tower to seal out moisture - if I read this right.
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I remembered seeing this reply from OldNuc on another thread:

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...63#post1407963

So dielectric grease should be kept off your connectors, but used where the boot meets the coil tower to seal out moisture - if I read this right.
Correct. Dielectric = NON-CONDUCTING. It is used to help seal the rubber BOOT from the elements and make it easier to install / remove the wire.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:34 AM   #7
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I don't put dielectric on any connectors just a little on the boot.

connection seems tight. I attributed this the first time to cheap plug wire.

But it did it again on this set. I amy swap towers and see what happens.
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