Originally Posted by 68Goldfish
Both coils had the same resistance but I'm not sure that's a valid measurement...
what was that measurement?
'ray coils are as far as i know usually about 4kΩ each; with both working, you should get around 2kΩ, the parallel result; if you got around 4kΩ, then one coil was open and you were just reading the other coil.
(the one coil being quiet for the tap test is a pretty good clue that something's wrong, though.)