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2001 ford Taurus v6 exhaust manifold glowing red

Car started running rough went about 20 miles to work when check engine light came on, then on the way home check engine light started flashing.Changed out spark plugs and plug wires no change. Disconnected negative battery terminal to check coil pack. The resistance for the secondary is suppose to be between 12.8k and 13.2k. my reading was 10.5k don't know if mine is bad???. I took the car for a brief ride to see if check engine light would return and noticed exhaust manifold pipe was glowing red turned engine off. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • michael_bang May 15, 2009

    I changed the coil pack and no change. Does anyone have any more input. Thanks in advance for any help.

  • michael_bang May 15, 2009

    still have problem. any more hints Thanks

  • michael_bang May 16, 2009

    no I disconnected battery and check engine light went off while checking ohms on coil back. trying to run it some to try and get check engine light to come back on.

  • michael_bang May 18, 2009

    still waiting for code to come back on. disconnected battery to check coil pack and when re-connecting battery code went away.

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If you dont have the proper spark due to a bad coil pack you will not get all the gas burned properly and your manifold will glow red.I would start with the coil pack.!

Posted on May 14, 2009

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 15, 2009

    do you know what code is in your car if not autozone will check it for free.let me know.

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 17, 2009

    what is the code?

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