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Old 01-30-2009, 03:30 PM
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hello, i was looking to see if anyone could help me with my question.
I have a 2001 ram 2500 with a 5.9 magnum, i bought the truck used just this past summer with 53,000 miles. In that time i have gone through 3 coils already. i now keep one on hand in my truck if it every goes bad again. I was wondering if anyone could tell/help me why my truck keeps eating up coils.
Thanks for any help
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:53 PM
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If you haven't already, do a complete tune up. Plugs, wires, cap, rotor, air filter.
If any of the ignition parts are worn out a coil will keep increasing output to fire the plug(this is done automatically by all ignition coils). Eventually the coil will burn itself out, so I would start by doing a complete tune up, and gap the plugs.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:24 AM
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I have already changed all the plugs and wires, cap and rotor. i have been asking around to some of my friends and other people that know alot about cars and trucks, they told me that the coil might be getting too much voltage and maybe i should put a ballast resistor in line of the power suppy to the coil. Would this work or should i try putting in a aftermarket ignition box and coil?
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