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Engine misfires i have a 2003 ford explorer and my check engine light came on. I had it checked and it said that cylinder 3 was misfiring. I changed the spark plugs on all cylinders and cleaned the fuel injector. But it is still running rough. What else can i do??

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  • RobertP224 Mar 30, 2009

    My service engine soon light came on, and code says misfire in cylinder #3. Soon after it came on i could really start to feel it and still can. I have changed the plugs, plug wires, coil pack, fuel filter, and searched for vacuum leaks but can't hear or identify any. It still runs the same. It is not 100% constant but is in and out while driving. Can someone please help me out.

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    i have a 01 withe the 4.0 i have changed plugs and wires but is still showing a missfire on the codes for 1-3 i checked for spark and they all seem to have spark.could the coil pack be just week?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    diagnostics report a misfire in cylinder # 3 or needs new spark plugs

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    runs rough

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You didnt mention having changed the spark plug wires, so that is another item that could be culprit as well. As well, it could be a coil pack that is not working properly.

I cannot recall at the moment if that model year uses coil on plugs or if it uses coil packs. Either way, if it uses a coil on plug set up, take the one for the #3 cylinder and move it to say #4 or anyone of your choice and see if the misfire follows

If it uses coil packs, there is likely one coil pack that controls two cylinders. In that case just swap the coil pack with an adjacent one and see if the problem follows. Pay attention to where the spark plug wires go because it will be an issue if you get them mixed up. You just swap the coil packs around.

I would, however, start with the spark plug wires if you have not changed them already.

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Change wires, if it still runs rough, it could be the coil pack.

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  • Aloha wendy Apr 25, 2013

    Thanks, coil pack will be next in the list.

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I have a 2002 Ford Explorer V6. Last night I


I somewhat agree with other solutions on this page. I agree that what you are describing is a severe misfire, however there are MANY possible causes for a severe misfire other than just the spark plugs...I recommend diagnosing the CAUSE of the misfire before spending any money "GUESSING" and replacing a bunch of parts.

Also, a code P0300 is a "RANDOM MISFIRE" code which indicates that there is definately more than one cylinder misfiring. Your computer MAY display this code, however, a SINGLE cylinder misfire can also cause a loss of power and the check engine light to flash.
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