I just acquired a 1992 Buick Park Avenue (beautiful car, great conditon,
interior in amazing shape) with about 140K on it.
Original 3800 motor, trans and all.
Outside a couple blown fuses and brakes, this is a great car.
In the first week, however, a miss has developed.
Finally figured out which cylinder it was, and have determined the injector
to be good, the wires and plugs to be good, just no spark from the
this thing, unlike the three other 3.8's I own, has the Magnavox
(pronounced 'maggots-in-a-box' to all us old electronics sales/repairmen)
ignition system instead of the three coil Delco system.
Only one of the six is not firing. I know nothing about this ignition
system. Is it more than likely just the coil, not the ignition module, or
both? Is it even possible to replace just the coil and not the module?
Any help is appreciated. I really want to do this as cheaply as possible.
I only gave $500 for the car, but couldn't pass this one up.
Thanks in advance for all your help (which you guys always are!)