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Old 01-28-2011, 03:42 PM
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cracked ignition coil - is this a problem?

So I replaced my plugs and coils on my 05 5.4 triton v8. On cylinder 2 the top of the ignition coil busted. It's cracked at the bottom of connector on both sides and I can wiggle it slightly side to side. I attached a picture of where it is cracked. Is this going to be a problem? Do I have to go buy another coil? The truck runs fine right now.

 
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:02 PM
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There's no fix for that. If the connection is secure, I don't see why you wouldn't, but if it's not, common sense would be...
 
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If your trucks running fine with it cracked. Your OK for now.
If you have a problem later,,,check that one first.
It may start giving you problem in the rain or under wet conditions.

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Old 01-28-2011, 04:06 PM
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Be sure and save your old ones. You could put one back on if needed.
 
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have you tried to get it replaced from where you bought the coils? should be fine but if you just bought them i would ask for a replacement
 
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Epoxy it, that will keep moisture out. As the crack expands it will allow moisture to accumulate and fry the coil.
 
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:08 PM
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Epoxy it, that will keep moisture out. As the crack expands it will allow moisture to accumulate and fry the coil.
My worries exactly. I am going to get a new one under the warranty.
 
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