Could a bad ground cause an ignition coil to fail

Tiny
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  • 2003 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 2
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The coil was sparking to the body and there was not any bolts on the coil bracket for the ground. Could this cause the coil to fail?
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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 AT 5:11 PM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Yep, the coil can overload and heat up causing the coil to fail. Here is a video and some diagrams (Below) that will help you get the job done.

https://youtu.be/iDgXwKA-IIc

Here is a guide that can help you test the coil.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 AT 1:13 PM

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