2001 Ford F-250 V12 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 110000 miles
I got an engine code P0357, and determined that I had a bad Coil over Plug (COP). I bought a new one, installed it and it smoked and burned within 10 seconds.
I purchased a new coil (COP) and spark plug, but I don't feel comfortable hooking them up yet.
I did a 12 volt light test on the input to this COP (#7 / G) and the light stays steady (no flashing) and is very bright. (Before I put in the new coil that burned, the input was flashing).
Well, now that the coil input is steady, I know the coil won't work. This is computer controlled. Does this mean I need a new computer. Is there something else that can be replaced that actually produces the flashing 12 v signal or does it come directly from the computer? What is the computer called? Where is it located? Am I looking an an ECM, PCM, or something else?
Thursday, October 7th, 2010 AT 8:37 PM