Where is the negative side of coil on ford f100 with a 3.8 motor

Asked by Nov 09, 2015 at 07:06 PM about the 1982 Ford F-100

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Its a 82

2 Answers

269,155

If you look closely at the coil it should be marked with a + and a -.

1,535

Are you sure that it is a 3.8 l engine first of all second what type of coil is it the old style canister or the newer style HEI type I ask because if it is the canister type on all the ones I have delt with red was pos and black was neg now on the newer style the coil is designed to have to hot leads one constant and one pulse the distbutor tells the coil when to send the pulse to it hence the little ignition box on the distibutor, I have a 1986 with the 300 i6 and had run into a problem where I changed the coil the dist. And that finikey little ig box on the dist. Now I suggest that being u have an older f series ford go to ur Napa carquest or any auto parts store and get the tool made for the two nasty little basterds that hold the ig box to the side of the dist.

Your Answer:

CarGurus Experts

  • #1
    G A Arne
    Reputation
    620
  • #2
    MrBlueOval
    Reputation
    400
  • #3
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    350
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
4,360 Great Deals out of 246,903 listings starting at $750
Used Ford F-250
300 listings starting at $2,750
Used Ford Ranger
169 Great Deals out of 37,633 listings starting at $1,808
Used Chevrolet C/K 10
291 listings
Used Ford Mustang
700 Great Deals out of 39,541 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Bronco
186 listings
Used Ford F-350
174 listings starting at $7,999
Used Chevrolet Camaro
570 Great Deals out of 20,583 listings starting at $4,525

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.