With coil disconnected and ignition turned off, you might want to ohm out the coil primary signal wire (i.e., *not* the +12V wire) for that cylinder to see if it is shorted to ground. First measure on a different cylinder's wire to see what the normal resistance reading with ignition switch turned off is so you can compare to that cylinder's wire. If the wire is shorted to ground, it should read no more than an ohm or so. Non shorted should read somewhat higher, but not sure what it would be (hence the comparison to a good cylinder). If you get low ohms on the cylinder with the bad coil, then you can do some clever things to determine if it's the wire itself or the PCM output driver shorted out. (Again, my suspicion is a shorted wire, but no promises.)
Of course you don't want to plug a good coil into that cylinder gain until you have it figured out.
It is possible that previous coil just spontaneously failed on its own. If everything measures out good, then you could take a risk and plug the new coil into that cylinder to see if the miss is gone, and if not, turn the ignition off hopefully before the new coil gets damaged. You might have to let it run for a few seconds to see if the miss goes away to clear out any flooded condition from previous running with no spark.
'98 LXi - Later Concorde gages (black w/ chrome rings)/'99 LX - LHS gages (white) - HIR bulbs
Last edited by peva; 02-27-2018 at 12:41 PM.