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General guide in replacing an ignition coil yourself

Estimated time: 20 mins                                                    Difficulty: Easy

This is a fairly straight forward job. You do not need detailed knowledge of the parts. We have published this simple 3 steps for you to follow to get the job down yourself. You may want to refer to your manufacturer's handbook to find out more information on the parts.

Step 1

Begin by disconnecting the negative terminal on the battery. Loosen the connection on the black negative cable until it is loose enough to remove the cable. Place the cable out of the way to protect your vehicle’s electrical parts. Disconnecting any electrical connections is essential to begin this job to avoid further damage.

Step 2

There will be one bolt holding the ignition coil in place. This part is situated on top of the engine and there are no other parts that need to be removed to gain access to this part. Remove this bolt with a socket set or similar tool and then gently wiggle the coil until it pulls out. Be careful not to pull to hard and damage any of the connecting wires.

Step 3

Unclip the connection to the coil. You may need a small flat head screwdriver to gently pry the clip off; otherwise it should just unclip by hand. Remove the old part.

Fitting an ignition coil

Before installing the new coil you will want to put a bit of grease on the end of the coil so that it slides into place easily.

Step 1

Connect the electrical connection and make sure you hear it clicking into place.

Step 2

Now place the new coil into place and tighten the bolt securely.

And finally...

Re-connect the negative battery terminal and tighten. Now turn on the engine to check its working ok. This completes the installation.

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