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2002 Mercury Cougar Question: Could water in the fuel cause a low level missfire?

 

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tonytiger35, South Amboy, NJ, December 27, 2011, 08:55
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well at around 1500 rpms and at take off my 2002 Cougar with the 2.5L V6 engine missfires and hesitates.I have only 12k on the plugs and coil pack. And I just recently put better wires on it, still have a low rpm miss, and it started happening after I got gas at this one gas station. And at 3 different times the check engine light flashed for about a minute then went off and no codes are stored whatsoever. Can water in the fuel be causing my missfire?

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    mastertech6371 December 27, 2011, 09:45
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    the codes are stored but you cannot read it with a code reader. could be an injector issue. i suggest a shop to track down the issue and give you a bid. by driving it the way it is with the missfire, you can damage the cat converter to the point of requiring replacement.

    Roy

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