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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:57 pm 
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How do you remove the ignition coil out of an EL Fairmont? I can reach under the front of the intake manifold and can feel it but my view is obstructed by the intake manifold.. I can feel 1 bolt towards the top and there seem to be two screws on the side of the ignition coil. I have partially disassembled the airbox to get more clearance in reaching under the intake manifold. I do not have vehicle jack stands and so have to work from the top. Do i have to disassemble the whole manifold to get to the coil? Is there anyway i can get this ignition coil out of the car and replaced without paying big $$ (quoted at $180 all up by mobile mechanic). Any help would be appreciated..
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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:59 pm 
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I do it from underneeth. its VERY VERY hard to do it from above. Does that $180 include the coil? If so it may just be worth is to bypass the CBF factor.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:00 pm 
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Think your going to have to go from under the car. It would be cheaper to buy some jacks than pay someone to fix it. Or drive 2 wheels up on the kerb and climb under

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:16 pm 
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yeh the quote for $180 includes the coil.. It will be almost impossible to move the car up on a kerb and work from underneath, as it is stuck on the front lawn and won't move (won't start >.<). However, i am able to get under the car without raising it, but my view of the coil is obstructed by various cables/pipes and the intake manifold casts a shadow on everything underneath. Maybe $180 is worth it...
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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:20 pm 
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malazn_mafia.....do it urself from underneath. if ur in the northern suburbs...kmart are selling a set of jack stands, trolley jack and also a crawler for jst over a 100 bux i think. my friend bought it through there for me since he works there and they are good quality as far as i know. buy a set of that and u can fix ur car from underneath =D

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:02 pm 
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do it your self once' your under the car it is not as hard to get out as you think .just take your time doing it .the coil is about 80 to 90 bucks to buy .he is going to charge you about 100 bucks to fit it .that is a bit of a rip off to me
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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:50 pm 
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ok thanx all for the info.. i was wondering which bolt/screw to undo on the coil. From feeling the unit but not being able to see it, there is 1 bolt above it that goes into the engine block and there are 2 screws on the lower part or the side of the unit. Do i have to remove the bolt and the screws or just the bolt?
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Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:43 pm 
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there shoud be two bolts one on top and one down below.
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Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:30 am 
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I found it quite easy to get to from above...just remove the airbox...there are 2 bolts that hold it on from memory...
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Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:45 am 
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undo the 2 bolts that hold it to the block, remove wires, can undo the 2 srews on the side after its out... and yes best tackled from underneath the car....

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:43 am 
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unplug it and get a new coil and mount the new one somewhere else thats what i did on the old car

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:17 am 
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so you can move the car

unplug the old coil then plug in the new one (let it hang there) start and drive the car up onto stands remove old coil and bolt up new coil.

you will cut you hands doing the coil from the top and it will take a long time.. takes 5 minutes from under the car.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:49 am 
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$80-$90 for a coil... you were ripped! Original Bosch cost me $50. From underneath it will take around 20min to replace, for those people that can do it from above you must have arms and hands of a 10 year old! The bolts are 10mm and a small ratchet with a short extension does the trick.
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Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:05 pm 
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i suspect that my coil is on it way out. Its runs rough and then stalls. Possible coil problem?

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:08 pm 
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they usually just die with out warning mate ,theres no symtoms

 

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