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1999 Mercury Villager Question: van has a constant miss

 

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tonka, 3.3L V6, Pittsburgh, PA, December 17, 2010, 04:57
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one code reader said cylender 4 misfire, so i changed plugs. still missed. my mechanics reader said random misfire, he said change wires, i did. still misses. is there a coil pack? should i look there?

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    December 17, 2010, 14:01
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    First you need to find out why #4 cylinder was missing, was it a plug, a wire etc? It could be a lean condition, so I would check your Long Term Fuel Trim, that can cause a random misfire, or a leaking intake manifold. Make sure that your Long Term Fuel Trim is not above 9% for either Bank 1 or Bank 2, if it is, you may have a vacuum leak or a defective Mass Air Flow Sensor or other things. I would also do a compression test just to be sure that the engine is still tight, you want to see at least 150 psi in all cylinders.

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    March 19, 2012, 23:36
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    Try the distributer cap and rotor. Could also be a bad injector (of somthing else in the fuel system) or something mechanical. Run a compression check on the cylinder.

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