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deafsmith wrote at 2013-07-29 02:11:11
I know this is an old thread but exactly the same thing happened to me when I did a water pump replacement and now I don't feel so bad about my mistake. My 2.7 came with the ignition capacitors already removed by a previous klutz and when I saw the dangling green wires I was just sure that they were supposed to be grounded.  So I did the same thing the poster did: dutifully connected them to the stud with a suitable clip.  Result was no start.  It didn't take long to find the blown fuse but after removing the grounds and replacing the fuse and it still didn't start I was at a loss.  After about a week of ruling out everything else, I finally changed the PCM which fixed the problem.  Apparently the surge of current and the inductive kick when the fuse blew coupled into PCM somehow and blew out all of the coil drivers!  Everything else worked and there were no trouble codes.  I'd be interested in hearing how the original poster fixed his problem.


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