4.6l running on six

Asked by Jul 25, 2016 at 02:42 PM about the 1997 Lincoln Continental FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Help!!!!! My 97 4.6 v8 Continental is only
running on six cylinders. Was running fine until
i replaced high pressure power steering lines.
Obd read coil 2 & 8 not firing. Tested wires -
wires fine Replaced : coil pack - plugs - pcm.
Fuel injectors good. What am I  missing.... any
help would be greatly appreciated

1 Answer


The 97 Continental uses a 4.6 liter DOHC 32 valve V-8. It does not have plug wires, but has coils on the spark plugs. Did you replace all the coils? Did you check the electrical connections at the coils and it the fuel injectors. If it ran fine before repairing the power steering maybe you disturbed some wiring or left some unhooked.

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