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FORD FREESTAR SPARK PROBLEM

2004 Ford Freestar • 80,000 miles

How do I change a ignition coil on a 4.2L ford freestar minivan
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Johnfreestar
November 5, 2012.




REMOVAL

With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
Disconnect the battery ground cable.
If removing the ignition coil, remove the wiper motor and pivot assembly.

Remove the parts in the order listed in the illustration and table.

To remove individual parts, only carry out the listed steps.

Item 2: Spark Plug Wire-to-Ignition Coil Removal Note

CAUTION: It is important to twist the spark plug wire boots while pulling upward to avoid possible damage to the spark plug wires.

NOTE: Spark plug wires must be connected to the correct ignition coil terminal.

Disconnect the six spark plug wires.

Item 6: Spark Plug Wire-to-Spark Plug Removal Note

CAUTION: Spark plug wires must be connected correctly.
It is important to twist the spark plug wire boots while pulling along the axis of the spark plug to avoid possible damage to the spark plug wires.

With a twisting motion, use the special tool to pull the six spark plug wires from the spark plugs.

Item 7: Spark Plugs Removal Note

Use compressed air to remove any foreign material in the spark plug well before removing the spark plugs.

INSTALLATION

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Item 7: Spark Plugs Installation Note

Adjust the spark plug gap as necessary.

Item 6: Spark Plug Wire-to-Spark Plug Installation Note

CAUTION: Make sure the spark plug boots are positioned so the spark plug wires do not contact the exhaust manifold.

Apply dielectric grease to the inside of the spark plug wire boots before attaching to the spark plugs.



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