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Bad Coil again??

11-25-2005, 08:53 AM
I have a 98 Navigator with 110k miles. Last January I had the no. 3 and 8 coil replace (check engine). The car ran like that fixed it. Eight months later it did the same thing, so I had the remaining 6 coils replaced.... so that fixed it. A week ago the no. 3 went again, I took it back to the mechanic and he replaced it. A couple of days later check engine came on again and now its running worst than ever before. When its on idle and when I accelerate it misses. Its like I'm driving a 3 cylinder car. I can't keep replacing these coils as they are not cheap. Obviously something else is making them go bad, but what is it, I don't know. Pls. help.

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11-30-2005, 03:42 PM
You Might Wanna Try Replacing The Plug Wires. Sounds Silly, But I Had A Friend Who's 99 Expedition Would Mis All The Time. He Changed The Plug Wires And All Was Good.

12-02-2006, 08:17 PM
You must have the 5.4L engine with a coil for each plug. Are you using the double platinum plug which is properly gapped. I would just replace the defective coil. Do you have any gas or water getting on them. I would have him check the ground wire for them to be certain it is tight. I would also check the relay to be certain full current is flowing through it. You use a temp wire and energise it and use an ohm meter to check for continuity on the other prongs. Low voltage will damage a coil.

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