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Question change ignition coils on 2000 ford taurus sel

I'm trying to replace the ignition coils in my 2000 ford taurus sel with the Duratec DOHC. How do I do it, and do I need a coil pack or individual coils? I went to pepboys to purchase and they weren't sure what I needed but gave me the individual coils. What do I actually need and how do I do it. The repairs manuals I found don't seem to look like my engine.
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IIRC, the 2000 tecs had coil on plug.
2001-2003 had coil packs.
2004-2004, coil on plug.

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thanks, does that mean I will need 6 coils?
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thanks, does that mean I will need 6 coils?
No just buy one and put it in place of the bad one.

Easy to replace.

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No just buy one and put it in place of the bad one.

Easy to replace.

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Look for minor fractures/cracks in the plastic housing. That's one sign that it needs replacement.

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Heat is usually rough on the 3 on the rear (firewall) bank.
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WHy do you want to replace them?

You take a 1/4 drive ratchet with an 8 mm socket and unbolt them. Disconnect the electrical connector and then pull them out. Push the new one in until it clicks then put you 8 mm bolt back in.

You can do it without taking the manifold off.

Now back to my original question, why do you want to replace them?

My 2000 Duratec has 325K on 5 of the original Coils. THe only one that has been replaced is the one that broke the bracket when the sparkplug blew out of the cylinder head.

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thanks everyone. I was replacing them because the one in cylinder 3 needs to be replaced. The idiot at pepboys told me I had 3 so I figured if I was replacing the 1 I might as well replace all of them. I had read a while back they should be replaced every 100k miles, but if you've gotten 325k on yours I probably don't need to bother with the others right?
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If you read they need replacing at 100,000 you read wrong or somebody posted wrong. You replace plugs at 60,000 - 80,000 miles. Sometimes plugs can last longer than that, but if they start to exceed the speced gap, it increases the wear on the coil packs and can cause them to fail. Almost every case I have seen of a a failed coil pack had excessively worn plugs associated, or recently replaced plugs because they waited till the car started misfiring before they replaced them.


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