Re: 98 Grand Marquis surges (misses) at high speeds
Is replacing the boots difficult? Seems like you have to remove the
On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 06:41:39 -0400, Tom Adkins
>> I have a 2000 Crown Vic and after many miles of missing and two trips
>> to the dealer (under warranty) I decided I had enough of this B.S and
>> decided to replace ALL 8 coils and plugs. It was the best thing I have
>> done to this car, and it runs like it was new. All I can say is to go
>> for it. You can toy around with it and try to sort the bad coils out
>> but I did not have the time and patience to do this. I purcahsed 8
>> coils at $48 each from auto zone and took one hour to do the whole job.
>> I have 77k. on it and I have noticed that I get this missing problem in
>> the hot summer months so I think it could be the boots breaking down
>> also. Let us know how you make out. Good luck!
>It's normally the boots that fail, the coils are usually ok. When a coil fails it is
>usually a dead miss. I don't have the source or part number handy, but replacement
>boots are available. One should treat the boots as a maintenence item like spark plug
>wires. This is also an application where dielectric grease on the boots is an absolute
>must. Without it the boots WILL carbon track down the sides of the boots to the base
>of the plug in very short order.