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My coil keeps overheating : coil? The engine is not

Customer Question

My coil keeps overheating
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Is there coolant circulation?
Customer: For the coil? The engine is not overheating
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes, I am traveling to base. I have a duty weekend in the morning
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: As I drive it starts to cut out and lose power and if I cool the very hot coil I can get another 15-20 miles down the road
JA: Is there anything else the Dodge Mechanic should be aware of about your Dodge?
Customer: It is an 89 with electric fuel pump that I had to replace last week
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

this is a 1989 what model and engine size ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Dakota 6cyl
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

is this coil new or newer and it is tight and not loose ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It is tight and maybe a year old
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

usually when a coil overheats it is from a defective coil itself OR high resistance in the coil wire or the cap and or rotor

change the coil and coil wire and cap and rotor that should correct this issue you are having

if you have any questions please ask as i do not get credit for my work until you rate us here at Justanswer

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I replaced cap, rotor, and wires about two hours ago midway through trip cause thought that
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

ok if that stuff is all new and its still acting up replace the coil itself

if you have any questions please ask as i do not get credit for my work until you rate us here at Justanswer

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I did that as well and it did it again, so put the old one back on since it was cool am switching again now
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

thought you said the coil was a year old and now you said you just tried a new coil ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Right, so the problem isn't the coil
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I also replaced the voltage regulator
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Sorry I didn't think about coil as I had already eliminated it
Expert:  Amedee replied 5 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question. Can I start by getting your VIN? Thank you!

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I changed plugs and that fixed it. Maybe help another time
Expert:  Amedee replied 5 months ago.

Glad to hear it is all fixed!