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Where are the coils located

I have the same pinging noise at low acceration and i would like to see what these coils look like. Is it easy to repair yourself? Please give some insight.

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When you remove the upper engine cover,(the one with the big NISSAN logo) you will see the coils in BANK2, right at the radiator. BANK1 coils are under the upper plenum assembly. (top of the engine) You need to remove the upper plenum to access the coils in the back. You will also most likely need the rear BANK 1 rocker cover assembly, because oil leaks into the plug holes.Not really a job for someone who doesn't work on cars much.

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