1999 Mercury Villager Q&A

1999 Mercury Villager Question: van has a constant miss

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? -
Answer 1
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. -
Answer 2
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. -