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Old 01-26-2011, 04:55 PM
Skylark65 Skylark65 is offline
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Question Ignition coil "A" CEL ??

so on my way home from work this morning the truck decided to give me a clue on what it wants done by throwing a Check Engine Light ('bout damn time). got home and hooked my scanner to it and got:

code PO351
Ignition Coil A
Primary / Secondary
Circut malfunction

the truck has been acting like it's got a missfire for a while now but the plugs and wires are brand new, and show no signs of defects, and worked great when i installed them.

does this mean i need a new coil pack?

truck is an '00 XLT 4x4 with the 3.0 V6 / auto trans and 73,500 miles.

thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:50 AM
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Default Re: Ignition coil "A" CEL ??

I would definately say you need a new coil pack. Look on the bright side. This is the perfect time to upgrade! get a performance coil pack.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:57 AM
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Default Re: Ignition coil "A" CEL ??

yha, i went through and checked to make sure the plugs & wires were not shorting out somehow, no problems there so i ordered an Accel coil pack from jegs on saturday. thanks for the info!
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:21 AM
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Default Re: Ignition coil "A" CEL ??

You may want to do some additional testing, here is the Ford code chart for your error:

Code: P0351: Through P0360 - Ignition Coil A through J Primary/ Secondary Circuit Malfunction

Description: Each ignition primary circuit is continuously monitored. The test fails when the PCM does not receive a valid IDM pulse signal from the ignition module (integrated in PCM).

Possible Causes:
Open or short in Ignition START/RUN circuit
Open coil driver circuit in harness
Coil driver circuit shorted to ground
Damaged coil
Damaged PCM
Coil driver circuit shorted to PWR
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:09 PM
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You may want to do some additional testing, here is the Ford code chart for your error:

Code: P0351: Through P0360 - Ignition Coil A through J Primary/ Secondary Circuit Malfunction

Description: Each ignition primary circuit is continuously monitored. The test fails when the PCM does not receive a valid IDM pulse signal from the ignition module (integrated in PCM).

Possible Causes:
Open or short in Ignition START/RUN circuit
Open coil driver circuit in harness
Coil driver circuit shorted to ground
Damaged coil
Damaged PCM
Coil driver circuit shorted to PWR
^^yea my grandpas truck is throwing the same code, he put new plugs, wires and coil packs. has a mis at idle and while driving, it will run fine sometimes but mostly is rough. keep us updated man thanks
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