(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
So, if you own a 2011 to 2016 F-150 powered by that 3.5-liter EcoBoost motor and you're checking out this video, then chances are you might have some symptoms of a bad coil pack or two. Some of those symptoms might include a rough idle, struggling on start-up, especially when it's hot or cold outside, or generally feeling a loss of acceleration or performance when you're driving around. And if that's the case, then these coil packs from Accel might just be the ticket.Now, these coil packs are an OEM upgrade. They come out to around $40 apiece, and at just under the $250 price point for the whole set, they're a lot less expensive than picking them up from the dealership. They have better magnets and cores inside, and they have a better designed coil, which provides more consistent spark, certainly an important thing to think about considering that these guys are firing hundreds of times a second for potentially hours on end.Now, I'm also happy to say that swapping out your coils is very simple. This is a very easy maintenance job you can do at home with basic hand tools. You literally only need a socket, and you might need a flat head screwdriver. But besides that, I'm going to give this a simple one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. It should not take us more than 30 minutes to an hour, again with basic hand tools.So, again, if you're looking for some very affordable coil packs, you want to upgrade your ignition system, or you're just suffering from some of those symptoms of a bad coil pack, then these guys are the ticket. And if you decide to spring for these, you can come back in just a minute. I'm actually going to walk you guys through that entire install and show you how easy it is, step-by-step.All right, guys, to swap out your coils, you'll need a standard drive ratchet with an 8-millimeter socket, and an extension might be helpful.All right, so removing your coils is actually very easy. All you'll need is a ratchet and an extension. But before you do that, you have to access your coils, and they're covered up by that engine cover, that plastic cover. So, what we need to do is remove it, obviously. It's really held in with just a couple of pushpins, and you actually have to remove your oil cap in order to pull it free. Once you've removed your oil cap, just gently pry up on it, pull it out of the bay, and we'll expose those coil packs so we can get started.All right, with our engine cover removed, we've exposed all the coils on our driver's side head here. They're held in with an 8-millimeter bolt, so go ahead and grab your socket and extension and ratchet, loosen those bolts up. And once we pull these bolts, we're actually going to disconnect the coils from the wire harness.Now, to disconnect the coil from the harness, really simple. Pull on this red tab here on the connection itself, press down and squeeze, and remove. Once you've done that, you can gently pull the coil out of the head.All right, once you've popped that coil out, you can throw the new Accel coil in there. And again, like I mentioned earlier, OEM upgrade here, so same connections, no specialty tools, no modifications necessary. Go ahead and fit this down in there, make sure it's seated on the spark plug itself. Go ahead and pop that connection back in, and tighten down that 8-millimeter bolt.All right, once you've got all those other coils swapped out, double-check those connections. Make sure you're good to go.That'll also wrap up my review and install of the Accel Super Coil packs with the black finish, fitting your '11 to '16 3.5-liter EcoBoost-powered F-150. I'm Travis. Thanks for watching. And for all things F-150, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Fitment: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Details
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
March 30, 2020
Did the trick!
Had a misfire, due to the numerous little issues surrounding the ecoboost motor. Replaced the stock coilpaks with the Accel. Issue fixed. Don't know if it made a difference but I wanted to ensure the quality was there. Since the price was less than OEM I was happy.Helpful (0)
November 26, 2019
Hade a terrible miss-fire. After replacing 3 motorcraft coils one at a time and having another go bad i found these for half the cost. Installed them with a tune and runs like new.Helpful (1)
October 21, 2019
Worked Out Great!
Purchased these for a routine milage maintenance that i did myself. That was about 10,000 miles ago and I still have yet to have any issues with them.Helpful (1)
September 29, 2019
Use these and your gas mileage will go up. Install was a breeze. Cheaper than OEMHelpful (1)
August 31, 2019
Easy install, no issues. The clips for the connectors are a little tough though.Helpful (1)
April 26, 2019
I put a set of these coils on my 2011 ecoboost. It’s tuned an the boost is turned up which will make the coils work harder but only when @ the higher boost pressures. I have put only 16600 miles on them an one died. Its so bad it’ll only idle. Anything more it misses. BUY MOTORCRAFT!Helpful (1)
December 23, 2018
Put these in with a bunch of other mods and a tune and had misfires under load. Put the stock coils back in and no misfires. Will be returning.Helpful (3)
November 26, 2018
Accel coil packs
Still evaluating for performance, it seems to be doing well so far.Helpful (5)
November 22, 2018
I shopped around before I purchased theses coil packs. No parts stores in my area had a price close to what I paid for these. Even the Motorcraft parts were more expensive. I have been running these coil packs for 10 months and they work great. I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks American Trucks!Helpful (7)
October 20, 2018
Easy install, great product
Easy install. Seems to increase the mpg by 1 and way cheaper than ford OEM parts.Helpful (8)
Are all of accel coil packs the same except for the color?
The yellow and black Accel coilpacks will be identical, other than the color.
How many miles should I get out of these? I replaced the stock set a year and a half ago and just had 1 go bad today.
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box