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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: skipping while accelerating
What engine do you have? 4 or 6 cylinder? If you can find the distributer cap on your 6 cylinder tribute, then you don't have a 6 cylinder. They are only coil on plug, so no dist cap. coil on each cylinder. try moving the coil from cylinder #1 to another cylinder and see if the problem follows, if it does, then replace that coil. If not, then there is something wrong with cylinder number one or the wiring that runs the coil or the injector. On an 01 V6 tribute I worked on forever before finding a broken wire at the ECM that ran the ground side of the coil. It would occasionally make contact and the car would run ok, but then other times it wouldn't make contact at all and the car would stumble and stutter and usually stall. Try moving the coil around first. Ford dealers sell the replacement pigtail to repair the ECM connection if neccessary. You need to be very specific when you ask for it. It's a little tiny wire lead and it's like $10-$15, but it's the only way you can fix a computer wiring harness.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
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