Q: 2 coil packs not working

asked by on

2 of my 8 coil packs aren't working right. I was told that all 8 of the coil packs should be replaced. Is this true or do I need to only replace 2 coil packs?

You only need to replace the two bad ones, but be prepared to replace one or more in the near future. The coils are all the same age and all have the same amount of use and seem to fail within a close time frame of each other.

I would recommend replacing all 8 also with the tune up. This will save you money on labor to replace one at a time every time they fail. There are aftermarket coils that are real cheap out on the market, but they do not seem to last as long as the factory/ dealer ones that cost four times as much. If you want to have this done, a certified technician from YourMechanic can replace your coil packs if needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 2 coil packs not working

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Lights problem 1992 Toyota Cressida

Hello - you most likely have a bad ground, or other wiring issue with your brake light circuit. Instead of power for the brake lights flowing to the ground connection (the chassis of the car), current is flowing to other...

Q: Car won't start, even with jumpstart.

A long period of sitting can be harmful to a vehicle's battery. Your battery sort of learns a pattern of draining slightly and being charged back up again by the alternator. If this does not occur for a long period...

Q: Engine gets hot and shuts down but has spark - 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300CE

Hi there, thanks for writing in. The fuel pumps in the fuel tank may have been damaged from debris in the fuel tank damaging the motors. Remove the fuel tank pumps and look inside the tanks to see if there...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...