Where is coil wire on 1971 cutlass

Asked by Oct 11, 2015 at 09:12 PM about the 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car won't turn off & need to know best way to stop engine

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150,655

middle wire on distributor

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I Have been trying to find an imaged but it seems the distributor is hidden under and behind the air filter... click for full screen

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Thought you weren't a GM guy...he he... Make sure you are insulated before pulling that wire or it sure will let you know you are alive!

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Wish motors still were like that, nice pic.

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Better way would be to take the air cleaner off and choke it.

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150,655

Ah, Row, you don't have to be GM guy to know what a coil wire is -- and really, things were so much easier then

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150,655

Oh so true. If you get zapped by a plug wire you will lose you bladder and coil wire just as bad .... worse... but latex medical gloves will work

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150,655

But we still have th problem in what is most likely the ignition switch, Yes, I 100% agree, take off the filter and put a dinner plate over the carb, choke it out, Not a paper plate but like a piece of plywood or something like that. But then disconnect Black Neg-- battery cable until you need the car. Yup, I know a big hassle but if it won't shut off with key the battery will drain in a hurry... and if the distributor points happen to be closed at the time.... not good

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