Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Can it be determined which coil in faulty so that only that one will be replace? My 2006 Volvo S60 has been occassionally shutting

asked by on

So far we have spent over $2,500 on this vehicle replacing the oil trap, the fan, and a bunch of other stuff, and one guy even said the turbo was bad even though it was not, but it seems that no one can fix this problem - although the coil replacement is the latest theory from the foreign car mechanic who has a really good clientele and is supposed to be quite good.

My car has 151000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

When the computer is tested for the misfire the computer should identify what cylinder is misfiring. If the computer does not log a specific cylinder misfire code then it cannot be determined to replace a single coil. Have the computer scan test done and see if a cylinder is identified to be misfiring and check that plug and coil for replacement.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Can it be determined which coil in faulty so that only that one will be replace? My 2006 Volvo S60 has been occassionally shutting

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: car won't turnover nor start

If the car has been sitting for a year then you may have a starter that is stuck. You could try tapping the starter to see if this helps free it then try and crank it again. If you still...

Q: My car turns over but won't start, has no spark, distributer cap/rotor, spark plugs, and ignition module have been replaced.

Hi there. It sounds like the ignition coil has failed causing the no spark issue. The secondary circuit within the ignition coil has either burned up or shorted out. I recommend replacing the ignition coil. If you need further assistance...

Q: Purge solenoid vacuum lines

Hi there. I think your best option here is to contact your local Jeep dealership and ask them for a detailed engine schematic for your 2006 Jeep Commander. You'll most likely have to purchase this info, but it you are...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.