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I have 2001 expedition 5.4L thats stalls every time it rains or is damp (moisture present) When wheather is nice no problem runs great.

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Hi, get a new coil or if there are individual coils on each cylinder, get out the check book!?!?. They are prone to failing individually and nickel diming you. It is definately a coil issue.
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