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I have an f250 Ford pickup truck 5.4 liters 1997 my question

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I have an f250 Ford pickup truck 5.4 liters 1997 my question is the local mechanic installed 8 brand new ignition coils and 8 plugs and I still had the same problem with it no power especially on hills he then told me I need 2 catalytic converters so I got two new catalytic converter installed elsewhere which made the problem pretty much go away. I am having the same problem again but not as bad I've been told he put the incorrect ignition coils on by 2 Auto Supply stores he put on an FD _530 should he have replaced all eight ignition coils at one time ? in addition he charged me $112 a piece per coil and $14 apiece for spark plugs which is way out of line according to prices that I got
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 12 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and thanks for your question.

That is the correct part number for the coils for your vehicle. Replacing all eight at one time is overkill, I usually just replace the coil for the cylinder that is misfiring. For those prices you could have purchased Ford OEM coils and plugs instead of aftermarket. I see a lot of aftermarket coil failures here at the dealer. Is the lack of power a smooth steady bog down or is the engine misfiring which would feel more like a hesitation or bucking when trying to accelerate? How many miles since the converters were changed?

Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 11 months ago.

I am reposting my response in case there was an issue delivering the original response from December 9th.

Hello, my name is***** and thanks for your question.

That is the correct part number for the coils for your vehicle. Replacing all eight at one time is overkill, I usually just replace the coil for the cylinder that is misfiring. For those prices you could have purchased Ford OEM coils and plugs instead of aftermarket. I see a lot of aftermarket coil failures here at the dealer. Is the lack of power a smooth steady bog down or is the engine misfiring which would feel more like a hesitation or bucking when trying to accelerate? How many miles since the converters were changed?

Expert:  Kenny Z. replied 11 months ago.

Hello again,

If you need further assistance please feel free to reply and we can continue. Otherwise please take a moment to rate my answer as you see fit. After rating, the thread is still available should you need further assistance.

Thanks,

Kenny Z

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 10 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose). Experts aren't employees / agents of Just Answer. We are independent service providers using the Site to sell their Expert knowledge to Customers. I strive to provide EXCELLENT 5 STAR service, let me know what's needed from me so your pleased.

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Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 9 months ago.

I like to stay in contact with my customers that appear not pleased, still working on the concern, or have not rated yet. I assume you were not pleased with my help. I hate that you have spent money to get an answer but left not happy. Can you tell me why, or can I help more. If its more help you need just reply and we can pick up where we left off. I am also sending an offer allowing me to upload diagrams or repair guides if that helps.

Thanks Chris