how much should an ignition coil or ignition cost w parts and labor for a 1988 olsmobile 98 regency engine is a 3.8

I talked to my mechanic and he thinks that my ignition module or coil is going out and he quoted me around 2-300.00 is that price about right w parts and labor

My car has 192 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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If the quote you were given includes replacing both the ignition coil and module, then a price between $200 and $300 is a pretty fair estimate. If it’s one or the other, then a quote closer to $200 would be accurate for most private mechanics or local shops. Dealerships typically charge in excess of $400 for this repair in most cases.

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Parts can range from about $35 to more than $300 for one ignition coil, according to the vehicle you drive. Labor costs for replacing the part are usually less than $100.
You can replace one coil at a time or all at the same time. I would however recommend having all spark plugs replaced with the coils so you do not have to remove coils twice.
There`s one coil pack per spark plug.
Why are ignition coils so expensive? These are precision components. As a typical spark plug is fired eight times a second, ignition coils have to be well made. Being tempted by a low-quality part is a false economy.
The average cost of a central air conditioning coil replacement is $600-$2,000. The most common repairs range from $200–$6,000. Professional installation can cost an average of $400–$1,000.
Replacing one coil might cure the misfire and codes for now, but the other coils could fall prey to the same failure and codes. Replacing all for the coils at a time will save a comeback. This is why some ignition coil manufacturers package coils in sets.
The typical configurations are two wires, three wires and four wires. Some ignition coils contain a solid state driver module which is part of the ignition coil and is controlled by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Others have the primary winding wired to and directly controlled by the Powertrain Control Module.
Less expensive ignition coils use resins that are less resistant to vibration, heat and endless heat cycles under the hood. Taking a risk on a cheap ignition coil from an unknown source can put an engine at risk. Sponsored by Blue Streak.
The ohmic resistance of the coil is around 0.2–3.0 Ω on the primary side and around 5–20 kΩ on the secondary side.
The ignition coil on your car is supposed to last around 100,000 miles or more. There are a number of factors that can lead to this part become damaged prematurely. Most of the newer cars on the market have a hard plastic cover that is designed to protect the coil from damage.
The weaker the coils, the more prone they are to developing refrigerant leaks. And once you have a refrigerant leak, it`s usually more cost-effective to completely replace the coil or entire unit than to repair the leak and recharge the unit with more refrigerant (especially if your AC takes R-22 refrigerant).
200 to 500 Per Piece.
What kills ignition coils is location; being mounted in one of the hottest, most vibration prone and dirtiest parts of the engine. Modern ignition coils are typically located between two camshafts on the valve cover and exposed to dirt and oil.
Replacing an ignition coil is a basic repair procedure you can do at home with tools from your local AutoZone. That being said, many of today`s vehicles, especially with engines positioned sideways, can make testing/changing an ignition coil a bit more complicated.
Yes. You`ll get a misfire in that cylinder. If not fixed, the unburnt fuel air mixture may ignite and burn out of the cylinder into the exhaust manifold enough to overheat, then melt the catalytic converter(s). Just replace the coil packs.
Coils from a quality manufacturer are worth the extra money. They also will be a better fit and be very close to the electrical requirements of the engine. Cheap coils try to use as few designs as possible, and electrical input/output might vary substantially.
The ignition coil is a device which is capable of generating a high voltage pulse which goes to the spark plug. Coil pack refers to the set of coils used in the engine which do not run a distributor. A computer controls the set of coils. Each coil will supply power to the individual spark plug or a set of spark plugs.
Wear and tear is a common reason for ignition coils failing. It causes degrading of the insulation between the primary and secondary coil windings and the primary coil. The reduction in insulation can cause the coil to overheat.
Aftermarket ignition coils are never worth the extra few bucks in savings. In a few cases, you can get away with using a cheap universal aftermarket part as long as it doesn`t affect: The engine`s performance. The vehicle`s safety.
If your car uses a 12 volt battery, the 12 volts you put into the primary side of the coil will exit the secondary side as 30,000 volts!
The switch closes after and the spark is generated and the coil is recharged with energy from the battery. Because the spark time is small, on average the coil uses 2A, or 24W continuously.
1 Coil – 90 mtr or 295.29 Feet.
Inside an ignition coil there are two sets of wire windings (aka coils, that`s why it`s called a “coil,” get it?). The two windings—known as a primary set and a secondary set—surround an iron core. When battery current flows into the primary windings, it produces a magnetic field.
A coil with reversed polarity will have about a 20% lower output, which may not show up at idle and low rpms, but can cause an engine to miss or stumble under load and at higher engine rpms.

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If the quote you were given includes replacing both the ignition coil and module, then a price between $200 and $300 is a pretty fair estimate. If it’s one or the other, then a quote closer to $200 would be accurate for most private mechanics or local shops. Dealerships typically charge in excess of $400 for this repair in most cases.

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