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Engine Misfire Due to Plugged EGR Orifice on Ford Freestar

Problem Description and Possible Solution

On higher mileage vehicles, one or more EGR orifice in the intake manifold may plug with sludge. This can cause the engine to misfire when first accelerating because too much exhaust gas is directed into the cylinders where the orifice is not plugged. Cleaning the clogged passages should correct this concern.

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Ford Freestar Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 106,198 (46,000–146,000)
4 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
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My Freestar has been sputtering off and on when I try to accelerate, sometimes stalling out on me. It can go days without doing it, then do it all day long for a few days. So far, we have tried changing the fuel filter, and other things my husband thought it may be. We will be checking the EGR Orifice, seeing if it is plugged up.
Mis-fires - We get error codes that say cylinder 1 and 3 are misfiring (P0301 and P0303) We also just got code P0352-Ign coil B primary Secondary CKTR - Have not researched that yet.
my 2006 Ford Freestar the check engine light will flash the codes tell me that the EGR valve is bad and is missing number 6. put in new spark plug number 6 didn't do any good.will replace the EGR valve to see that fixes the problem.
egr valve plugged with sludge , spray fuel injection cleaner , and added lucas gas treatment
engine miss fires at cold startup for a few seconds then it's ok. It is worse in the winter. Changed plugs and wires and coil still the same
Diagnosis p0106,p2006,p0300,p0305,p0306,p0316,p0174,p0171,p0401,p2197,p2195,p1000,p2006. It does not start in freezing temperature. It idles so fast that I dont have to put my foot on the accelerator for atleast a full city block. It runs rough, stalls at stop lights.
van has been siting in garage for almost two years, giving it away to a disable family to transport disable child in wheel chair, getting van ready to transfer title, and get inspected, van would crank and run, no problems, after changing the plugs and wires, check engine light came on, had to remove air breather and reset senser, but now when I drive it about 50-60 miles per hour, it misses, not sure what the problem is, can some one help.. me figure out what tihis is and how to fix it, I put high test in and it runs a little better, but sure it wont pass the inspection, please advise..
Ford Freestar miss is at cold startup for a few seconds but if the miss goes for little longer like 20 seconds. Then light comes on but will go away after about 15 miles