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2000 ford taurus: firing..coil plugs into the wire 3.0 engine dohc

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my 2000 ford taurus is not firing on ne of the coils and i have power where the coil plugs into the wire 3.0 engine dohc
Submitted: 5 years ago via
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Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 5 years ago.

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If you have power to all of the coils with the key in the run position then this means none of the coils are getting a ground pulse signal from the PCM. The PCM reads the crank sensor for a signal. Once it sees the signal and discovers where cylinder #1 is, it will then pulse a ground signal to each coil independently based on ignition timing. So you need to check the sensor visually then use a scan tool and see if the PCM is getting a signal while cranking the engine. If the PCM gets the signal then this means the fault is within the PCM not being able to cycle the drivers and fire the coils.


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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
ok so what if not firing and injectors arent sprayin but fuel pump is working
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 5 years ago.
If the fuel injectors are also not spraying then you need to verify they have power as well and also check there ground pulse signal from the PCM, but it know reads the cam sensor for the injectors where as the crank sensor for the coils. There is one other possible cause you now must add with non pulsing injectors which is a PATS passive anti theft system triggered and causing a rapid pulsing theft indicator when you try to start the vehicle.

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