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1997 Ford Thunderbird Question: P0300, misfiring, running extremely rough

 

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teslacoil4148, 3.8L V6, Huntington, NY, February 01, 2012, 11:33
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I have a 1997 Ford Thunderbird, running rough and nearly stalling, but it stays alive. The trouble code is P0300, but that's the only one there is, no others are stored. I checked the plugs, they are carbon fouled slightly and very very slightly oil fouled, but they are otherwise good. The coils are putting out a healthy spark, battery is good, and the wires are all in tact.

Any ideas on what could be my problem?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13656 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 01, 2012, 13:00
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    PO300 RANDOM MISFIRE COULD BE ALL THAT YOU MENTIONED AND THEN SOME.SEEK A PROPER DIAG

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    teslacoil4148, February 01, 2012, 16:20
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    I can't get a proper diag if I can't drive the car, and that's the only code being put out. Fuel is being delivered, and I'm working on checking the compression, but that's all I have so far in terms of updates.

    EDIT: I have tested compression, and it was within spec. I found a vacuum line that was split in three places so I'm going to replace that and try it. It's only 1/4" but weirder things have happened.

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    globalhelper, February 01, 2012, 17:52
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    call aaa and have it towed,or possibly the repair shop has free towing

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    jat70, April 19, 2012, 11:11
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    Just wondering if the vac. hose did the trick on this problem. I'm having the same issue, but don't see any vac hose issues. Been running well enough to drive, but skipping periodically. Gets bad at times, then fine for a bit. P0300 code right now. Before I cleared it I was getting P1131 and P0131 (o2 sensor, which I believe is fine).

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