> I used to have an 89 Calais (quad 4) and I had this happen to
> twice. It was a short in the coil housing both times ($80).
> You want
> to make sure that you change plugs before they get too far
> eroded or
> extra voltage will be required to fire them. This will
> find a weak spot in the coil housing and short through it to
> Since there are only two coils and each one goes to two spark
> you loose two cylinders when this happens. You also dump raw
> through the engine and it will burn in the catalytic converter
> most probably overheat it.
> On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 16:23:21 -0400, "susanmo"
> >I have an 89 Grand Am, It will start but seems to
> >be running on 2 of the 4 cyclinders, idle is rough
> >and if I run it for longer than 5 minutes the catalytic
> converter glows
> >orange. I have changed the points, and the boots. It also
> smells like it
> >is dumping way too much fuel. Any help will be appreciated.
These two hit the nail right on the head. :)
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