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Is changing an ignition coil recommended in a tune up?

psmithpipsmithpi Posts: 6
edited May 2015 in Dodge
I have a 2001 Dodge Caravan....218 k,...runs well.....it's been about 60 to 70k since last tune up....other than spark plugs and wires, oil change, fuel and air filter, and pcv, should anything else need to be done?.......should I have the ignition coil changed too? thanks!

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    If you have no symptoms of a bad coil (stalling, misfire, hard starts, backfire) and there's no visual signs of deterioration (carbon tracking, spark jumping), then I wouldn't change it (them).

    If you're concerned, these coils aren't very expensive, so you could buy one to have on hand. I think Rock Auto has 'em for around 30 bucks.
  • psmithpipsmithpi Posts: 6
    Thank you for responding...there is no stalling, hard starts, backfires,.....your response is helpful....thanks!
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