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2006 Ford Taurus Question: Ignition coil plugs and wires...



GregW44, 3.0L V6, Lexington, KY, July 18, 2014, 17:38

My check engine light came on. The code (at Autozone) said that I need an ignition coil on #3, plugs and wires... I find it strange that it said that I need a specific coil number since it is a coil pack and I can't change just one. So... I have to decide if I really need the ignition coil pack. When I pull the plug wires off (one at a time) they all spark. However, when I remove two of them, the engine does not shake. Could that indicate that the ignition coil pack is working and I need to replace the plugs and wires?
Any thoughts?

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    July 19, 2014, 00:25

    I had this very same problem, had my plugs, wires and coil pack replaced on my 02 Taurus and the car still ran the same. I had come to find out that my computer system was short circuited and that I need that replaced instead.

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    GregW44, July 21, 2014, 08:12

    I'm going to try to replace just the coil pack this evening. I'll let you know how I make out.

    I replaced the ignition coil pack. It took about 5 minutes and seems to be working just fine.

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