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Old 02-07-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Hey guys I'm new to this forum. I plan on sticking around as I'm new to mustangs. Just made the switch from a ricer. Anyways, I had 2 cylinders misfiring so I went and picked up a full msd kit of 8 coil packs. My question is, how hard are they to install? Should I have a mechanic do this or can it be done at home? Thanks!
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Re: Coil packs

should be about the same as on my car, mine there is a coil over, not sure yours has this, anyway you basically just pop em off and pop em on. You may have a bolt holding yours on the plug.
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Okay sweet. Yeah sorry for not being specific. I have a 05 GT. I can see a bolt holding them in, all I do is unscrew that, pull them out then put the new one in?
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yup unscrew the bolt , pop off the coil , put back in reverse order and do them one at a time so you don't get the wiring crossed
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Awesome thanks guys. A auto place was trying to charge me $140 just to put them in. I just spent $400 on the coils. Don't wanna spend anymore than I have to
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Re: Coil packs

you might want to price OEM ones from tousleyfordparts.com as the OEM ones will work just as good and might save you some money.
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I wish I knew that before! :/
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Could the coil packs be the reason my car is pinging really loudly?
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What grade fuel are you running? May need to go to 93 if not already.
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Yeah I'm running 93. It's still doing it.
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i would contact msd. they might recomend a different plug. if its really pinging, which is also called detonation, it can really cause problems.
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Try 1 plug range colder plug...
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Okay so I shouldn't be putting these in? The reason I bought them was because I have 2 cylinders that are misfiring in my engine
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Re: Coil packs

sooo wut? u just read the codes i assume? sounds like you just need some spark plugs. or have you tried that yet?
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I haven't tried that. The mechanic just told me that the code meant it was a misfire and it was most likely my coil packs
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so do you know which cylinders were misfiring? i would replace those plugs first before you start buying coils. you always start with the cheap stuff first then work your way up...lol. at least pull them out and look at them. sometimes they can misfire intermittenly, plugs can be weird.
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Re: Coil packs

What svtlx said. That and coil packs very rarely go bad. Not saying they don't ever, but very rarely.
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Okay I will do that tomorrow then. And I believe that it is 1 and 6 that are misfiring? I'm glad I haven't put these coil packs in yet. I'll check those out first
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Hey guys I'm new to this forum. I plan on sticking around as I'm new to mustangs. Just made the switch from a ricer. Anyways, I had 2 cylinders misfiring so I went and picked up a full msd kit of 8 coil packs. My question is, how hard are they to install? Should I have a mechanic do this or can it be done at home? Thanks!
Just one nut holding it down, follow your spark plug wires and you can't miss them, clean the top before you pull them, you dont want dirt getting down in there...
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Re: Coil packs

I would check the plugs first and see what the plugs say. I knew when mine were starting to go so I went to E3 plugs and later on changed the coil pack plugs not the pack and she started running good again.
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Alright sweet in glad I checked on here first! Thanks guys I'll let you know what I find out
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