How do I know if my MSD box is bad?

The best way to check the box is to turn on the ign, then ground – unground the white wire. The box should fire the coil with 400V each time you remove the white wire from ground. If you remove the coil wire from the dizzy and place it near ground, a spark should jump and you will hear high frequency chirp.

How do you test a MSD crank trigger pickup?

Use a clamp or weight to hold it in position. Next unhook the crank trigger pickup connector, turn the ignition on, and use a jumper wire to temporarily jump the green and violet crank trigger pickup wires together. Each time you jump those two wires you should get a spark. If you don’t, it’s likely your box is bad.

How do you test a spark for a MSD coil?

Disconnect the coil. Attach a spark plug wire with a good plug and ground the side electrode. Attach a jumper from the battery + to coil +. Use a jumper from ground to the coil – terminal to charge the coil, then each time you remove it the plug should spark.

Does MSD 6AL have a fuse?

The heavy red wire that brings the primary power from the battery is fused internally to the MSD 6AL but this does not protect the wire if it were to get shorted to ground. A 25-amp fuse in this wire would safely protect it.

How do I bypass MSD ignition box?

To bypass the MSD, All you need to do is disconnect the car’s coil harness (Dark Green and Yellow , Red and Light Green) from the MSD input wires (Red , White) and plug these (DG/Y and R/LG) right into the new coil. I would also diconnect the (Heavy Red +12 volts) that powers the MSD.

How do I know if my magnetic pickup is bad?

Signs & Symptoms of a Bad Magnet Pick Up HEI Distributor

  1. Engine Fails to Start. If the positive hot wire from the battery that feeds the distributor has no voltage to it, the HEI distributor will not function.
  2. Plug Wire Engine Miss.
  3. Reduced Fuel Economy.
  4. Weak Spark.
  5. Electrical Arc and Shorts.
  6. Hard Starting.
  7. Smog Check Failure.

How does a MSD crank trigger work?

The non-magnetic pickup acts much like a coil. The wires are wound around a small piece of iron so that when the magnet passes the pickup a voltage signal is created. This signal is what triggers the MSD Ignition Control.

What is the purpose of a crank trigger?

A crank trigger system becomes the primary ignition mechanism when tuning for peak power. A crank trigger ignition system is a relatively simple arrangement, including a trigger wheel that bolts to the crank’s balancer, a signal pickup and a pickup mounting bracket. Variations of trigger systems exist.

What is the size of the MSD 6Al to Hei wiring diagram?

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How do you trigger the MSD on a GM distributor?

If you trigger the MSD through the 2-pin magnetic pickup harness, you’ll need a paperclip or a bare piece of wire. Disconnect the connector from the distributor and just like with the white wire, remove the coil wire from the distributor cap and position it about half-inch from ground.

Why does my MSD box turn off when I crank the engine?

Some older vehicles had a bypass that occurred during cranking and when that happens the reduction in voltage during cranking will essentially turn the MSD box off. Make sure to test the 12 volt on/off wire while cranking the engine! There are several other simple installation tips for the rest of the wires.

What wire turns the MSD on and off with the ignition?

This wire turns the MSD on and off with the ignition switch. Generally, it will be connected to the wire that used to go to the coil’s positive terminal. It is very important to check for 12 volts on this wire when the key in on (in the run position) as well as during cranking.