Ford Freestar, Monterey 2004-2006

Ignition Coils

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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the wiper motor and pivot assembly, as follows:
    1. Remove the windshield wiper arms.
      NOTE
      Disconnect the washer hose before removing the cowl panel grille.

    2.  
    3. Remove the pushpin-type retainers and the cowl panel grille.
    4.  
    5. Remove the washer hose grommet from the cowl panel and position aside the washer hose.
    6.  
    7. If equipped, remove the A/C air inlet filter.
    8.  
    9. Remove the 9 cowl panel bolts and position aside the cowl panel.
    10.  
    11. Disconnect the windshield wiper motor electrical connector.
    12.  
    13. Remove the cowl panel from the vehicle.
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    15. Remove the 4 bolts and the windshield wiper motor.
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  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition coil.
    WARNING
    It is important to twist the spark plug wire boots while pulling upward to avoid possible damage to the spark plug wires.


    WARNING
    Spark plug wires must be connected to the correct ignition coil terminal. Mark the spark plug wire locations before removing them.

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  7. Disconnect the 6 spark plug wires from the ignition coil.
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  9. Remove the 3 bolts and the ignition coil.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the ignition system components: Ignition coil electrical connector (1), Spark plug wire-to-ignition coil (2), Ignition coil bolts (3), Ignition coil (4), Spark plug wire retainers (5), Spark plug wire-to-spark plug (6), Spark plugs (7)

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  11. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Tighten the coil bolts to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
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