Mustang MSD Coil Pack (1996-1998 4.6L) Installation Instructions

Tools Required:
  • Regular Screwdriver
  • Ratchet & Socket Set (with extension)
  • 4mm Allen Wrench
Install Difficulty:
  • Difficulty
  • Easy Project
1. To begin your Mustang MSD 8241 Coil Pack Upgrade installation, pop the hood, disconnect the negative battery terminal and locate your old coil packs.
Mustang MSD Coil Pack Install Image
2. Remove your spark plug wires from the coil packs by squeezing the tabs on the sides and pulling upward.
Mustang MSD Coil Pack Install Image
3. Once all plug wires have been removed, use a flat head screw driver to pry off the tabs on the coil pack connector and pull outward to remove.
Mustang MSD Coil Pack Install Image
4. Now use your 7mm socket and wrench with extension to remove the four bolts on each corner of the coil pack.
Mustang MSD Coil Pack Install Image
5. Once all four bolts have been removed, simply pull the coil pack up and off the bracket.
Mustang MSD Coil Pack Install Image
6. Now that your coil is off, get your new MSD coil pack and set it in place on the coil pack bracket (as shown) with spacers underneath the coil pack. Start all four mounting bolts by hand, then, once they are all in properly, tighten them down one at a time with a 4mm Allen wrench.
Mustang MSD Coil Pack Install Image
7. Before you reattach your Mustang spark plug wires onto the coil packs, put a dab of dielectric grease on them to keep out unwanted moisture.
Mustang MSD Coil Pack Install Image
8. To continue with the installation of your Mustang ignition, reconnect each plug wire to its proper coil by pushing them down until they each click into place. The correct firing order for a 96-98 2V 4.6 GT is 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8.

From looking under the hood in front of the car:
Left side Right side
6-3 7-2
1-5 4-8
Mustang MSD Coil Pack Install Image
9. Reconnect the coil pack connector to the MSD coil pack by simply pushing it in until it clicks.
Mustang MSD Coil Pack Install Image
10. Now that your installation is complete, reconnect the negative battery terminal and start your car to ensure everything is working properly. Enjoy your new Mustang MSD Coil Pack Upgrade.