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2003 Ford E150, small 8 cylinder with 68K miles bucking slightly when cruising with low torque on engine. Have tried 93 octane with gas booster, changed transmission fluid and filter. Someone mentioned the coil going bad. Any suggestions?

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My 2004 E150 had same problem @ 46k miles with no codes. New air & fuel filters didn't help. It was a bad ignition coil (Coil-On-Plug) of which there are 8. Apparently, there's a bad seal design which lets water fill up the spark plug bore and short out the coil.

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Time for a tune up plugs, wires , fuel filter ,cap ,rotor

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    I've got a 2004 E-150 also with small V8 (4.6L) that had the same problem at 46k miles. A new air & fuel filter didn't help with no codes present. It was a misfire at one of the 8 ignition coils (Coil-On-Plug). Changing out the bad coil solved it. Apparently, these ford ignition systems don't like water.

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