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Needs 3rd ignition coil, Car skips and looses power when warmed up on highway and I try to pass another car.

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Most likely a shorted coil on that cylinder.
The ls is bad about letting oil leak around the spark plug then the oil shorts out the coil.
I have an ls and it is a black hole for repair costs.

Good luck Lincoln Brother

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

  • xishuai Mar 10, 2011

    amen, LS is a financial black hole, and this answer is correct, valve cover gaskets easily fail letting oil get into all 8 cylinders shorting out the coils, 100 bucks a pop from dealer. my quote was 1980.00 to replace all 8 coils and gaskets with labor. i had my relative fix it for 600.00 buy buying parts from autozone. its about half the cost for parts. now the HCU failed and will cost me 1748.00 for part alone. and ford says its obsolete and you cannot get the part. so my car less than a decade old is obsolete.. anyone reading this wanna buy a lincoln?? i own a 97 toyota celica 190,000 miles and all engine parts are stock. it is my third celica. i will never again buy ford or american for that matter. thanks to the internet, we can see all the manufactures defects, which should be recalled, but they will never do that, they will lose money by fixing their own junk cars

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