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Can't keep coils working

2000 f-250 super duty 5.4 triton, lose a coil about every 3-4 months, I replaced all 8 coils and plugs 4 months later # 2 started missing replace coil fixed problem, 2 months later have another one missing

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  • chieftan64 Jan 29, 2009

    yes, I got tired of guessing which coil had gone out so I replaced all 8 coils and all 8 spark plugs. I thought that had fixed the problem but 4 months later I had to replace one of the new coils, could be bad luck on coils.

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Have you replace spark plugs? They may be overworking the coil packs. I would recommend the motorcraft spark plugs.

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