91 COIL WIRE MELTED FUSEABLE LINK

1991 Ford Taurus

Tiny

duzitmater

July, 2, 2007 AT 5:01 PM

91 Ford Taurus 3.0 V6 single OHC/over100K miles
The fuseable link for the ignition coil wire melted. The car cranks but will not start.I checked power from ignition switch power and its got power with key in the on position. So I figured shorted or melted wire going to coil so I jumped a wire from (red/lt grn) to the coil where there is a (red/lt grn) wire going into the coil and it got hot and started to melt.
So my Question is this, whats causing the wire to get hot?
Note(the 2 wires that melted at the fuse link was both Red/with lite green stripe, 1 is a thicker wire than the other.I have power to the bigger wire when the ignition switch is on. At 1st I just wire nutted the 2 wires together but no power going to the coil so thats when I jumped the wire across to the red/lt grn wire going into the coil.

1 Answer

Tiny

merlin2021

July, 3, 2007 AT 5:02 PM

Try testing the coil first, then if it'e NG change it and the fuse link!

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