Recently my 95 Taurus died when my son drove it to his friend's house.
Fortunately it happened infront of his friend's house. The next day
I went there with my tools and checked out the car. The battery was
in good shape and the alternator was charging. I had my wife crank
the car and I measured over 14 volts across the battery terminals.
The car cranked but there was no spark. I checked the coil and I
measured zero resistance across the two terminals. I can hear the
fuel pump working. I thought either the coil or the TFI (ignition
module) was bad. I drove to a nearby Advanced Auto and bought a coil
and a TFI. When I got back to my Taurus, I first replaced the coil
and the car started right up. I thought I got the problem solved. My
wife and I proceeded to return to Advanced Auto to return the TFI,
which I did not use. After a few miles of driving my Taurus died in
the middle of a busy road. With my wife's car behind the Taurus I
again checked and found no spark. I could not replace the TFI since a
special tool was need to remove the old one. I did not know about
this special tool - I could have bought one when I bought the TFI. I
had the car towed to my mechanic's shop and he changed the TFI but
there was still no spark. The next day my mechanic replaced the whole
distributor, which came with a new TFI. However, he still couldn't
get any spark. He asked me to tow the car the the dealer to see what
the problem may be. Has anyone else experienced this strange problem.
I am plan to tow the car to my house and try to repair the car
myself. Please help. Thanks.