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Old 02-21-2011, 05:02 PM
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Default 98 Ranger 3.0 wont start with new coil WTF

Ive been chasing a cyl 2 misfire, rough idle on my 3.0 Ranger. Replaced plugs and wires with Motorcraft. Will run with OE coil but #2 plug comes out wet and no Rpm change when I pull that coil wire so I thought Id try a new coil. Easy enough to change but truck will not start with it The new coil is BWD and has horizontal connector where the original is vertical. What the hell is going on here?


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Old 02-21-2011, 06:52 PM
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Default Re: 98 Ranger 3.0 wont start with new coil WTF

The coils are wired different, they gave you a coil for the wrong year. It will work if you move the wires in the plug, or just exchange it for the right coil.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:31 PM
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Default Re: 98 Ranger 3.0 wont start with new coil WTF

I thought there might be a difference with the 2 different plug configurations. Im taking it back and ordering the correct Motorcraft coil from Rockauto, then I know it will be the right coil.
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