Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Number one coil melting down

asked by on

Number one coil will melt down in five minutes of run time.

A: I would say that there is some sort of malf...

I would say that there is some sort of malfunction with either the control side of your coil that is causing the coil to stay energized or there is a problem with your spark plug. If the spark plug has no gap the electric current doesn’t have anywhere to go but straight back into the coil. I would ask for help from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic to diagnose what is causing your coil to melt down and replace the spark plugs if needed.

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!

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 makes clicking sound when driving

The main cause of a ticking noise coming from the engine on that car is the intake manifold gasket. It is a common problem with the 4.7 liter engine and can be fixed easily. I would recommend having a technician...

Q: Should I replace my #3 ignition coil again?

Hi - I recommend changing all of the coils and plugs at once whenever changing any of them. They age, and pretty much fail, at similar rates. Also check for oil leaks down into the spark plug recesses—oil on the...

Q: Misfire on cylinder #1

Hello. A flashing check engine light is an indicator that the computer has detected conditions that are harmful to the vehicle's emission system components. Continuing to drive with a flashing check engine light can result in damage to emissions system,...

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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...