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Old 06-03-2007, 18:37   #1 (permalink)
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Its a 2000 Taurus with the V6 3.0 and dual overhead cams.

One of the ignition coils blew out of the hole yesterday. The check engine light started to blink and tell me that the engine was misfiring. Before I found that the coil had blown out I randomly pulled coils to see if the engine would sputter more or stay the same to figure out what was wrong. I did the front three and then went to the back were I found one coil just hanging there with a missing rubber boot and no spark plug. So I went today and got a new ignition coil and spark plug put them in and now it runs a lot better but still has a sputter and jumps every now and then. The check engine light stopped blinking and it just on. So I took it to Advance Auto Parts and the pulled the codes for me. I got three beautiful codes that read:

P0353 - Ignition Coil C Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction

P0302 - Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected

P0303 - Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected

I know it could be the ignition coil or the wires. I just replaced the spark plugs, the wires look fine, and the ignition coil was replaced. So I have know idea what to fix.

Any ideas or help would be great. Just trying to get my fiance back on the road without giving up my Jeep.

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Old 06-03-2007, 19:24   #2 (permalink)
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Cylinder #1 and #2 are on the back part of the engine. You replaced those rear plugs? All of them? You have to remove the intake to get to them from my experience. Also, the DOHC does not have plug wires.

I have seen ignition coils from aftermarket stores go bad after a short time. If you have no spark from the coil, then it could be bad.
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Cylinder #1 and #2 are on the back part of the engine. You replaced those rear plugs? All of them? You have to remove the intake to get to them from my experience. Also, the DOHC does not have plug wires.

I have seen ignition coils from aftermarket stores go bad after a short time. If you have no spark from the coil, then it could be bad.
2001-2003ish had plug wires. 2000 and 2004ish-2006 had individual coils. The coils and plugs are doable without removing the intake, you just have to remove the R. side cowl.
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Cylinder #1 and #2 are on the back part of the engine. You replaced those rear plugs? All of them? You have to remove the intake to get to them from my experience. Also, the DOHC does not have plug wires.

I have seen ignition coils from aftermarket stores go bad after a short time. If you have no spark from the coil, then it could be bad.
Yeah I replaced them all. After doing some reading I have come to the conclusion that since the ignition coil and spark plug blew out of cylinder #3. That caused the spark plug in cylinder #2 to go bad. What do you guys think?
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Sorry to dig up an old thread in hopes the original poster still visits this forum.... I'm having a very similar issue to the poster. I was wondering KC, did you resolve this issue with those codes you got from AAP?
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