check engine light comes on???? on 2005 Ford Freestar

the check engine light comes on and it spits and sputters and they suggested i change the sparks and wires which I did and it still is not working. Any Ideas to my problem????

by in Loleta, CA on March 15, 2011
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , March 15, 2011
Yes, take it to a Ford specialist and have the guy put a scanner on it and find out what the check engine light is trying to tell you. The check engine light indicates that the computer has detected a malfunction in the engine/emission control system and has diagnostic codes and data stored which would be essential in diagnosing the problem. Myself, at this point I'm suspicious of the ignition coils. I think you could buy a coil pack and slap it on there and it may likely fix the car. If all you are going to do diagnostically is replace parts until you hopefully get lucky, the coils would be next. I still recommend getting it checked by a pro. If you want to find a specialist, here's a directory ink for you: https://repairpal.com/directory?address=95551&car_brand_names=Ford
COMMENT by , April 01, 2011
thanks i did this and my van is back working great
ANSWER by , May 17, 2013
it needs a new coil pack my moms did the same thing