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Dakota: Have coil arcing near lower mount on 96 Dakota 5.2

Customer Question

Have coil arcing near lower mount on 96 Dakota 5.2 4wd. Gives misfire code p0300 and p0307. How can I fix. Coil new ,plugs new,wires new. Has been driving me nuts trying to find problem.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to just answer. The coil is most likely cracked and secondary voltage is leaking out of the case and arcing to the mount. Replace the coil. That will fix it. Chris
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.
That new coil must be defective.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That is the 2nd new coil,what are the odds on that ? 2 different brands from 2 different places. Are there any other possibilities?
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.
Very strange. Where on the coil is the arc coming from? Chris
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Looks to be the back side middle near split in mount that the screws go thru.
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.
Where are you getting these coils? Chris
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.
Where are you getting these coils? Chris
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
First one from napa, 2nd from rock auto.
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.
Strange. before we go any further, try a factory Mopar coil from the dealer. Chris
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK but may have to wait until Saturday or Monday to get.
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.
Ok, that's fine. Chris