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Coil packs keep going bad

Why do the coil packs keep going bad

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  • nisbettt May 14, 2009

    This is getting progressively bad on my 2000, and I am told by my mechanic that the only was to solve it is to keep replacing the coils or get rid of the car.

  • carhob May 11, 2010

    new or used coil packs!

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    coil pack keeps going out


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I would say try replacing the control module right under neath the coil packs. It could be bad and shorting out the coil packs

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This is a stretch - but strong possibility.
Please don't zing me too hard for trying...

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