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    Re: Auto Technician in Ruston

    Bad coil. I have a 2003 F150 and just had one go bad on me. Same thing happened 2 years ago. Horrible stuttering over 45 or so. Depending on the year/model, the coils are kind of hard to get to, so you might not have a choice but to take it to someone. I went ahead and got all new spark plugs as well because bad plugs can be the cause of the coil going out.

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    I bought a used F150 (2001 model). A coil -- not the same one every time -- seemed to go bad about every six months. I finally was advised to change all of them at once. I bit the bullet four years ago and did that, and knock on wood... (well, I'm not even going to speak it.)
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    Ford definitely has a problem with their coils.

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    Re: Auto Technician in Ruston

    And the final answer?

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    Re: Auto Technician in Ruston

    Thanks for all the help. Sending him to Autozone to pull the codes first. He does not have the engine with the coils,he has plug wires.

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    Re: Auto Technician in Ruston

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    Thanks for all the help. Sending him to Autozone to pull the codes first. He does not have the engine with the coils,he has plug wires.

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    Re: Auto Technician in Ruston

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    If check engine light is on, it should have set a diagnostic code. You can go by autozone and let them hook a diagnostic code reader up to your truck (usually no charge) and get the code and that will tell you what may be wrong with it. It may save you some time and money or at least give you a heads up of what is wrong.
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    Re: Auto Technician in Ruston

    Sounds like it might be a good opportunity to upgrade the ignition system. (That is what I always tell myself when somethingon my car breaks). Upgrade the plugs, coils, and wires and it might feel like a new engine.
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