"All harness ends to the coils are missing the tab that secures them to the coil...." Is his statement accurate?
This is what the service advisor wrote us and I question this broken tabs being normal:
Today when we looked at you vehicle(2008 toyota camry) it had codes for a misfire to cylinder 1. Coil pack was not firing… Coil was swapped to cylinder 4. All harness ends to the coils are missing the tab that secures them to the coil. There may have been a connection issue to coil #1. Tech added a dab of RTV at the end of the harness and left to dry to help hold them on there better. This is not uncommon to see those tabs broken or missing on any vehicle of that age. Vehicle was test driven and no codes came back. There is a possibility that coil may be failing… However if it is, it is not showing that at the moment. Coils are a step up transformer that convert low voltage (12 vt) to to high voltage that produces spark hot enough to fire in the combustion chamber.