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Running rough My 2003 Escape just started running rough,and the check engine light is comming on.

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  • rattlesnakec Dec 30, 2008

    Mine was running rough, engine light came on, went had it analysed and read misfire # 5 so I changed the spark plugs and boots, now its running worse. HAd it analysed again now it say 5 is still misfiring, injectors and possible fuel sensor. any suggestions!!!!! I have put injector cleaner in it hoping that will help some. Do you you think the coil is bad on # 5?

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The engine check light is telling u a sensor has failed u need to go to mechanic to check codes in the computer to find out which one it is

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