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What is the perpose of the capacitor on the ingnition coil on my 1997 ford explore, and will it stop the coils from fireing

I gave someone aboost and two days later the vehicle wont start

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SOURCE: one coil wont fire 1994 ford ranger 2.3 liter

crank sensor or cam sensor

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Pulled this out of a dark spot in my mind... check that the coil mount screws have not pushed through to the inside of the cap causing an internal short, pulling spark to ground. if distributor is new pickup coil should be ok but check for broken wires there just in case. Also if you have a tach, disconnect it from distributor. If internally shorted it won't get spark.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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I had the same exact problem with my 1998 Explorer and it was the Idle Air Control. You can try to remove and clean it but it won't last very long. I replaced it myself in 5 minutes and an expense of $80. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: MY 1999 Ford Explorer will not start.

You may want to check a few other componants before you write-off the ECM. It could be it but its not common. The cam or crank positioning sensor, the ignition pick-up, the MAP or MAF sensor, And possibly the ignition switch.

Posted on May 16, 2009

SOURCE: need firing order for coil pack, 1994 ford explorer,4.0

V8 or V6

Cyl 1 thru3 or 4 ---front to back --pass side

Cyl 4 thru 6 --or 5 thru 8 in case of V8 --driver side

V6 1-4-2-5-3-6

V8 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8

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Coil is marked the same, according to the manual.

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Oct 20, 2009 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

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My 1997 ford explorer idles fine but when accelerating chugs and runs rough.the plugs and wires have been changed but problem still exists

take to an auto electrician and have coils and elect ignition checked could out of timing. failing that could be running too rich chugging effect) or have fouled air filter or has someone stuck a banana up you exhaust pipe we used to do that to some old git in our street when he moaned about the noise from our parties.eventually it wouldn't even start and run. we were in hysterics, cost him a fortune. bloody AA gave up not an easy problem to solve for rookies.good luck it's american they all runs like tanks what did you to pin down without seeing it

Oct 14, 2009 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

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Fireing ordre to coils

For the 1997 Ford Explorer AWD
I do not know if you have the 4.0L V6 or the 5.0L V8; however I have included both below:

For the 4.0L V6:
Firing Order:
Coil Connections:

For the 5.0L V8:
Firing Order:
'..4..' .....'..8..'
Coil Connections:


Let me know if this helped....Thank you for using!

Mar 05, 2009 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

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Cylinder 1 and 4 misfire on my 1997 Ford Explorer

The code description is a giveaway.
It could be one of the coils on the coil pack. Most coils nowadays do two cylinders each. This way car makers can get away with one coil for two cylinders.(lowers costs) One spark fires the air fuel mix in one of the cylinders and the other will fire the cylinder on the exhaust stroke. If the coils are removable, and you are fairly handy with cars,switch two around, the problem will follow the bad coil.

Dec 02, 2008 | 1997 Ford Explorer AWD

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