How to change the ignition coil on Ford Explorer 1995-2001

Do it yourself, change the ignition coil on your Ford Explorer, made between the years 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 or 2001. You will require a new ignition coil for this repair and a 10 mm socket wrench. The replacement process is fairly simple and it will not take you more than 15 minutes.


     In the beginning, after you open the hood of your car, go above the engine and locate the ignition coil. It should look like the one in the image below, with the six spark plug wires above it.


     In order to remove the ignition coil, you will have to unplug these wires first. Because their place and order is very important you should label them before removing anything. At the end make sure you reconnect them in the same position. After you detach them, unplug the electrical harness marked with the blue arrow in the picture below and unscrew the four 10 mm bolts (see the red circles), that secure the coil.


     At this point you can basically replace the old coil with the new one. In order to finish the repair process, just reverse the steps presented above. Secure the new coil with the four bolts, plug back the harness and the coil wires and this is it. This is all you have to do, if you wish to replace by yourself the ignition coil on Ford Explorer, the model produced between the years 1995 and 2001.

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