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Old 03-26-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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need a bit of help....

Ok so my car has started to do some wierd stuff. so the situation is when i get into boost around 9-10psi my car starts to sound like its missing. it studders and makes this growl noise... but it just started doing this.. nothing else happens. my af is at about 10 when it makes this noise. so i thought it might be my plugs going bad so i replaced the plugs and still does the same thing... I also noticed that my lights start to dim when this happens. could it be my alternator? i mean if i stay out of boost the car runs normal. help me out please and give me some ideas... thanks


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Old 03-26-2008, 05:06 PM   #2
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alright so the latest i found out that my alternator was good and the plug wires were good. so I changed the coil pack and problem solved.. but a new one has arose. this coil pack would make the 3rd coil pack that i have gone through in about 2 months. what would cause me to keep killing coil packs? Im deff not an electrical guy so please help me out because i am dont want to keep spending $74 every month. just to keep my car on the road. thats dumb I shouldnt be killing coil packs like that.
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How is the pigtail going into the coil??

It could need replaced.
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are you still running the msd or did you switch to a motorcraft?
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How is the pigtail going into the coil??

It could need replaced.
Good call

yeah the wires that come off of the coil are pretty easy to damage.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:35 AM   #6
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How is the pigtail going into the coil??

It could need replaced.
Pig tail? Is that the plug that plugs into the coil?

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No i have a motorcraft coil... well did on the last one. Now its an autozone brand.
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Yep, thats the 3 wire plug in that goes to the coil.... I know of several that have been replaced due to the wires becoming "loose"

I've even replaced mine, yoou may also check the wires/plug in going to the MAF they are also prone to damage... I've had to replace that one as well.
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I was gonna say its a bad ground to the coil, but if the pigtail is messed up that explains the bad ground to it.
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where do i get a new plug because mine is kinda sad looking. i have attmpted to fix it before. and i think tom fixed mine but its still kinda sorry looking. do you just cut it off and put a new one on?
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solder is best your friend in this case...

I think the ford dealer sells the pigtail
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