1997 Lincoln Continental Ignition

Tiny
LINCONT
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  • 1997 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,800 MILES
Car misses, poor acceleration. I checked all 8 ign wires with a timing light. 1 did not 'light up' on the upper coil pack and 2 did not on the other coil pack. I replaced the plugs about 20,000 mi ago but not wires. Are the coil packs the primary suspects?
Also, what is the best way to get RID of smoke smell in the interior?
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Friday, September 19th, 2008 AT 10:11 PM

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Tiny
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First of all check for spark at each CYLINDER wiht a SPARK TESTER not a timing light.

Get back to me with what you find.

To get rid of smoke smell best thing is fabreeze or a smoke/odor eliminating candle.
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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 8:52 AM
Tiny
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I pulled a plug wire and it had spark with a screwdriver. I replaced that plug with a new one. The old one looked OK except that it had not been firing. Again, timing light showed no spark. I rigged another plug wire I had laying around (it was too short so had to use some baling wire to connect to coil pack) and the timing light lit up! I'm thinking the next step is plug wires. What are your thoughts? Thank you.
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Monday, September 22nd, 2008 AT 10:30 PM
Tiny
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Spark at coil, none at end of plug wire? Must be a bad wire! Try swapping it with another, does that solve it?
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 AT 6:36 PM
Tiny
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I tried a couple of old ignition wires hooked together and the engine ran better and lit up the timing light. I replaced the wires with new and it runs almost great. It's get up and go came back! Thank you.
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Thursday, September 25th, 2008 AT 9:44 PM
Tiny
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Glad to hear you have it fixed!
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Saturday, September 27th, 2008 AT 9:37 AM

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