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The ignition coil on a 1997 Ford Probe is in the distributor, however they sell it as a separate part. Does it easily come out, or do you have to take the distributor out. The manual isn't clear

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Ask the parts guy or get a haynes or chilton book-online or library

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Where is the ignition control module on a 1997 ford probe.


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What controls the fire to the coil


The ignition system is controlled by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) on all engines.
Here is a generic breakdown of most ignition systems incorporated after 1996;

The system uses separate ignition coils for each cylinder. The one-piece coil bolts directly to the cylinder head. Rubber boots seal the secondary terminal ends of the coils to the top of all 6 spark plugs. A separate electrical connector is used for each coil.
Because of coil design, spark plug cables (secondary cables) and a distributor are not used.
Two knock sensors (one for each cylinder bank) are used to help control spark knock.
The Auto Shutdown (ASD) relay provides battery voltage to each ignition coil.
The ignition system consists of:
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Wont start no fire to distributor or coil


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Did you make sure the distributor is turning? Rotor installed? Make sure all the grounds are connected, clean, and tight.
Using your test light, probe the negative side of the coil, should blink when cranking the engine. If not, and the distributor turns, either the pickup is bad, you have a wiring problem, or a PCM problem. Make sure to use quality ignition parts. Many aftermarket ignition modules are not worth the money
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For 2.0 liter see diagram:4e112a4.gif
For a 2.5 liter :
The ignition coil is part of the distributor and is not serviced separately. It steps up the voltage to fire the spark plugs .

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Wirring set up for spark plug wires for a 1997 ford probe


2.0 firing order - 1-3-4-2
V6 firing order 1-2-3-4-5-6 - pic of engine and cylinder numbers. http://www.aa1car.com/library/ford_firing_orders.htm
Where to put the leads on the distributor
from standing at the front of the car looking down onto the disributor cap the connector closest to you on the top is no4,the one in the middle is no5. and the one at the back is no3
The connector closest to you on the bottom of the distributor cap is no2, in the middle no1, at the back furthest from you and separated from the other two a little further back is number 6.
------------------- 2.0 probe I have no pic of the engine myself but I found this for the 2.0 4cyl http://www.btinternet.com/~madmole/images/Idle.h10.jpg you can see the wires and where they go (zoom the image by pressing CTRL and PLUS keys together in your browser)

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Ignition Distributor location


There is no cap and rotor, as the vehicles igntion system is DIS (digital ignition system). The recommended tune-up on these motors require sparkplug and coil replacement. The coil type in this vehicle is COPs (coil over plugs). Usually moist and oxidation develope on the sparkplug chamber walls from faulty or worn coil boots. This causes the coil to short, they must be replaced at 75,000 miles at the same time the sparkplugs are replaced. Typical symtoms are: Vehicle stalls (restarts and runs normal), intermitted jerks/sputter while driving, misfires, rough idle, severe power loss. Hopefully this helps

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you should check power at each one to verify that they have power, which engine do you have 4 or 6 cyl? the 4cyl the coil is seperate from the distributor and the module is located on the side of the distributor, the 6cyl it is all inside the distributor, but to replace parts without verifing power is not cost effective. The most common ignition failure is the ignition module, but you still need to verify that it receives power.

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Have a 1989 f250 that will turn over when turning the key but wont fire, we can't any spark from the plugs. we've checked all the fuses and relays and can't figure out why it wont start.


It sounds like the TFI Module may be defective, this is the heart of the ignition system, it is a black or grey module with about 6 wires plugged into it on the side of the distributor (it may also be mounted on a finned heat sink on the inside of the left front fender), In rare cases it is the another ignition componet like the ignition coil or distributor stator, make sure you check the coil wire and the distributor for any signs or of being damaged (dist cap and coil lead need to be replaced), white powder on ther coil or distributor terminals is the give away of damage.

Also perform the following test, check with a 12 volt test light: On the coil primary ( connector at coil) there are two wires, one is red. Make sure you have voltage at this wire with the key on, then probe the other wire, usually green, crank the engine and this circuit should blink. If it doesn't, make sure the distributor turns, if it does then replace the ignition module and the stator inside the distributor.

I recommend you use Motorcraft or Ford parts. The aftermarket modules can be a problem as far as reliability. If the distributor rotor doesn't turn when you crank the engine, then you may have a timing gear problem

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