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Ignition coil i have aford windstar 98, the computer showed a 352 which is a ignition coil malfunction, i had it replaced, the light came back on 2 hours later and is still showing ignition coil, it is also still jogging like it was before. the mechanic says its my computer since the coil was brand new.. is that possible.. could it be a bad new coil, could the computer give a false signal and make the engine jog when there is nothing wrong with it.help please

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    replace coil and plugs and wires

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Yes it can be a bad coil or improperly installed coil they do have a plus and minus for the coil

ignition coils come in different modes of power make sure by dealer the right mode of coil was used and installed

the computer after a replacement like this make sure that the tech reset the computer so that it can read properly if the comp was not reset you might get the same error again

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