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    Igniter ballast?

    When t to go change out my ignitor and ran into the fact that someone put electrical tape around the ballast to hold it together because it fell into pieces. I guess this is a common accurance? I ordered a new one here for reference...

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    busted up ballast.
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    You could have got another 50,000 miles out of that one with a fresh coat of tape.
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    Previous Owner strikes again. That's a creative way to squeeze some more life out of a $5 part.
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    lol @ both replies..yes I don't understand why people cheap out on a 5 $ part I'd understand to get you home but 5 bucks ? This is why I'm replacing everything on the truck no telling what previous owners do.


    Electrical tape. > duct tape ???

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    neither will work for long as hot as that resistor gets - heat cracked it in the first place, so it still gets hot after it cracks. exhaust manifold repair putty might work,but its more than the resistor so why bother?
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    I replaced it as shown in the link with a new one . It's only a 12$ part.thanks anyway penny man I would never replace /fix something with duct tape or electrical tape.

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    Still working?

    Quote Originally Posted by maxdsm View Post
    I replaced it as shown in the link with a new one . It's only a 12$ part.thanks anyway penny man I would never replace /fix something with duct tape or electrical tape.
    Is this part still holding up for you? I''m having the same problem and need to find a replacement ballast, but the part isn't listed for my 1989 Dodge Ram 50 anywhere.

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    Yes , some of the newer aftermarket coil packs have a built in ballast/resistor. I believe .also if you have a g63b the resistor is listed for sale in the link above.....

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