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when I try to start the van it will roll over but wont start. I cracked open a fuel line to make sure the fuel pump,filter are ok.Its getting fuel, now I had to change out the ign coil twice,the bat is good as well the alt,and I checked the ASD reley and its good. I have no idea what to do next. Is there something that will make ign coils go bad?

Hi Jason,
Did you check for fault codes using the ignition key? It might work in an '00. Turn it "on-0ff-0n-off-on and leave on" doing that in 5 seconds or less elapsed time. Then watch the odometer window to see if the mileage is replaced by a 4-digit number preceded by a P. If so let me know it.
As to what could damage an ignition coil, if one of secondary wires were shorted to ground that might overdraw the coil. So verify that all the spark wires show infinite resistance to ground.
Sorry for the delay in answering but I just found your question in the pool to which it had been referred by Kevin.

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