I've got a '95 Montero LS, 3.6L. The bearing on the water pump went out, which locked up the timing and shredded the belt. Over the months since, I had the head done, water pump replaced, new belts and all the stuff necessary to get it running again.

My mechanic who was doing the work called me a couple of days ago and said that it was close to being finished. Yesterday, it ran but fouled the spark plugs. He replaced the plugs and a coil for the 1 and 3 cylinders (which he said had blown), and when started this afternoon it still ran like crap because it blew the new coil and was running on 4 cylinders.

He tells me that no one in their shop can figure out why it's blowing the coil and that they're stumped and have stopped working on my Montero.

WTH! I need that vehicle back on the road! Can anyone help with ideas on why the coil for cylinders 1 and 3 is blowing?

Thanks in advance!

1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS (newbie with a lot to learn)