Inition coil

Electrical issues, both 12 volt and 120 volt
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micabarry
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Inition coil

Post by micabarry » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:45 pm

I've replaced plugs, wires, rotor and cap on my 91 and noticed the terminal on the coil was quite corroded. It looks original so thinking of replacing that. Amazon has an MSD Street Fire replacement for $40 and it is suppose to deliver a hotter spark over stock. Just wondering if anyone has any tips or recommendations before I jump into this. Thanks!

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Re: Inition coil

Post by weekender » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:44 pm

Replaced mine with an aftermarket part. Can't remember the brand, so can't speak about the brand you found. It failed the next year, back to a genuine Ford part (don't recall it being that expensive) -- been great so far. Mine would only fail driving in 80 plus degrees and when the engine and tranny were very warmed up.

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Re: Inition coil

Post by micabarry » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:07 pm

Thanks! That's helpful.

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Re: Inition coil

Post by slapthecat » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:39 pm

I did plugs, cap, rotor myself a few years back. Then I read about the ignition coil. Every time Ive had the doghouse off, I forget to look into it! If you're still working on this, could you post a pic or two?!?!

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Re: Inition coil

Post by skater » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:41 pm

slapthecat wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:39 pm
I did plugs, cap, rotor myself a few years back. Then I read about the ignition coil. Every time Ive had the doghouse off, I forget to look into it! If you're still working on this, could you post a pic or two?!?!
I don't have a picture, but it's right inside the doghouse, driver's side, easy to access once the doghouse is off. Removing and reinstalling the doghouse takes longer than the actual coil replacement.
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Re: Inition coil

Post by micabarry » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:37 pm

I am still working on it and will take a pic of the process in a few days. Looks easy, just have to decide which brand to buy.

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