How To Replace A Ford Ignition Coil

When you have a bad ignition coil, you want to replace it right away. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to replace the ignition coils in a Ford engine. We’ll show you how.

What Happens If You Don’t Replace Your Bad Ignition Coil(s)?

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If you put off replacing your bad ignition coil, you’ll run into engine performance issues such as:

  • Misfiring
  • Difficulty starting the car
  • Difficulty keeping the car running
  • Higher gas consumption

Worst case scenario, you’ll be looking at engine damage. So if you have a hunch that your engine has a bad ignition coil, this guide will help you diagnose the issue.

Where To Find OEM Replacement Ignition Coils

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Have you confirmed a bad ignition coil in your engine? You don’t need to bring your Ford to a shop to have it replaced. If you have the right tools, you can easily do it at home. The first thing to do is get a replacement ignition coil.

Unless all of the ignition coils in your engine are fairly new, you may want to replace the rest of the coils, too. If your coils are pushing 100K miles, chances are the rest of them will fail soon.

Whether you need one replacement ignition coil or a full set, we have what you need. At our online shop, you can score genuine OEM Ford ignition coils at wholesale prices. We also carry many other OEM parts, including ignition switches. Check out our extensive catalog of ignition coils for many different Ford models.

The Tools You Will Need

You don’t need any special tools to replace your ignition coils. Chances are you already have the tools you need at home. Here’s what you need:

  • Flathead screw driver
  • 8mm socket with wrench

Replacing The Ignition Coils: An Overview

Below, you will find an overview of the ignition coil replacement process. The steps for your Ford model may be a bit different. But you still should be able to follow the general overview below.

  1. Open the hood.
  2. Disconnect the battery.
  3. Find the ignition coils. There’s one ignition coil in each cylinder.
  4. Remove the 8mm bolt holding the coil in place.
  5. Twist the coil back and forth while pulling it out at the same time.
  6. Install the new ignition coil in the reverse order of removal.
  7. Repeat with the rest of the ignition coils in the engine, if applicable.