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Hey guys,
From an earlier message I posted someone told me I likely had a Coilpack problem. Could I diagnose this myself? And perhaps change them myself? Any instructions would be helpful, specially with pics. I have the week off from school so I will dedicate myself to this this week. Thanks!
 

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Drew parts

I just bought 4 coilpacks from drew parts for 18.36 apiece after applying the clubb5 coupon.

The easiest way to check to see if one is bad is to unplug them one at a time while the car is running. If you unplug one and the car runs worse then that coil is working. You'll know you've got a bad coilpack when you unplug one and the car runs the same.

They're right on top of the engine. Take off the engine cover (3 pop-out screws) and you'll see the 4 coilpacks right on top of the engine. They each have a plug that can easily be disconnected.

To replace, disconnect the coilpack and pull it out. Pop a new one in and connect the wiring harness. Done.

best of luck to you.
 
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