Would a bad ignition coil cause a car to do this?


#1

Run for 20 minutes or so, then die without any apparent reason? Allow the car to start and run for a few seconds, then die and not restart? Refuse to start at all?


#2

Care to name the car? Some cars may be good bets and some not so good for doing this. Some other part does that too.


#3

1984 Peugeot 505 with 4 cyl gas motor. It seems to have good fuel pressure and gets air fine, so I’m down to spark (which is missing right now at the distributor).


#4

It could. You should also verify that you’re actually getting power provided to the coil from the ignition switch. A faulty switch (electrical part) could cause a crank/no spark condition.