The clue to all your problems is the engine light being on. It is correctly called an 'engine malfunction light'. When you attach an OBD11 scanner to the vehicle, it will give you a P-Code and tell you exactly what is wrong. Garages will usually read the code for free in the hope of getting the work. It literally takes less than 2 minutes.
Spark plugs last nearly the life of the vehicle these days.
your misfire is a known problem!
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Mar 14, 2008 - Just want to put these out for help to anyone. This is the most complete list I have seen. OBD II
P0700 Transmission Control System (
OBDII Codes P0301 and P0316
9 Jun 2014
2002 Ford Taurus DOHC - OBD-II Code - P0190
23 Nov 2012
OBDII Code P0171 and P0174
13 Sep 2010
Diagnostic Trouble Codes
10 Jan 2005
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P0351 - OBD-II Trouble Code
4 May 2014
P0352 - OBD-II Trouble Code
4 May 2014
P0172 and P0175 - OBD-II Trouble Codes
18 Feb 2010
P0304 - OBD-II Trouble Code
17 Feb 2010
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This diagnostic trouble code
(DTC) is a generic powertrain code
, which means that it applies to OBD-II
equipped vehicles. ... If you own a Ford
vehicle and you have a P0316 along with one of the other misfire codes
, you should check for appropriate TSBs (technical service bulletins), as there are some TSBs that in part ...
https://www.obd-codes.com > ... > OBD-II P0000-P0999 Powertrain Codes [Archive]
May 3, 2006 - 10 posts - 5 authors
I keep getting a P0302 and a P0316 on my 2002 Ford Taurus
. It is showing cylinder 2 misfiring in the ... I fixed the thermostat and after that I kept getting the misfire code
for cylinder 2. I changed the plugs and wires. ... The engine is the 3.0 V6
OHV and not the overhead cam. I believe it is the vulcan motor ...
p0303, p0316 - 2005 Ford Taurus 3L DOHC v6 Durateck
7 Mar 2010
Ford Taurus - P0171 P0174 Codes and a question
1 Jan 2009
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