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2004 Ford Taurus Question: What could be causing the 3rd and 6th cylinders to misfire?

 

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xbowtech05, 3.0L V6 DOHC, Canton, OH, April 22, 2013, 16:05
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My 2004 Ford Taurus seems to start ok, but does not run right. When you press on the gas the car seems to be starving for fuel and pauses for a moment before going again. The RPMS drop and then go back up suddenly the harder you press on the gas pedal.

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    April 22, 2013, 18:29
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    Common problem is vacuum hoses! Also depends on which motor you have. Need to know exactly which! Pushrod or DOHC.

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    xbowtech05, April 23, 2013, 04:09
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    I have the DOHC....thanks for the reply

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    pushrod, April 23, 2013, 06:43
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    Idle ok, smooth or rough? There is a vacuum circuit i think that pulls vac. from those two rear cylinders, have it checked IF rough idle and surge is present also. (Possible!)

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