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Does the ignition coils need to be replaced at 60k

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Not normally, the wires should still be good, maybe replace the plugs because of the age of the vechicle not because of the mileage.

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no mileage state, nor from last full tune.
it needs a tuneup this decade.
oldest story on earth (cars) (bad spark)
no ignition parts (high voltage) last the life of any engine,. 300k+
so we do what is called a full tuneup at about 60,000 miles.
also called doing the 60k service point list.
open glove box, take out operators guide, yes, really
turn to the 60k page. bingo.

high voltage breaks down all the insulation,
over time.
all.
even your power company must do this. or BOOM,
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my guess, is tghis.
The third-generation 3S-GE was produced from 1994 to 1999.
1996 is a big change year, OBD2
and from Distributor spark to none, at Aug, 1996 they swiched
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if the scan tool shows, P030x errors. fix X
if x is 2 cylinders it might be a bad coil pack,(last thing to replace)

there are 3 spark systems , at this evolution
Distrubutor with internal coil.
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and coil over plugs, later, called COPS, 4 coils.

yours may be wasted spark system with 4 HV wires,. replace them.
show a photo of the engine, and i can ID it. in 1 second.

good luck.

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ever get a tuneup this decade?>

the spark wires are bad. oldest issues on earth. this.

bad ignition. tuneup time. full,. do the 60k, mile.

when foggy or damp the crap spark wires, suck in the water

and this shorts out the high voltage. feed.

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