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1996 Mercury Villager Question: rpms erredic when warm

 

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carlo, Azusa, CA, January 20, 2010, 13:15
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my villager runs fine when cold. when it warms up the rpms jumps up and down and i pulled over i saw the catalytic converter was red hot and it was running rough what can the problem be?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, January 22, 2010, 17:29
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    Sounds like the engine is misfiring. Get the diagnostic trouble codes to find out what is triggering the misfire.
    Read this for info on what can cause this: http://repairpal.com/OBD-Code-P0300

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