Question about Ford Escape
Have the cylinders compression checked. if compression is low(-25% or more) you may have bad rings, leaking valves, or (worst case) blown pistons.
Posted on Dec 11, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I ran into the same problem your going thru,
swapped cylinder plug and wire ,and the scan kep telling me it was still seeing the problem on the same cylinder,
smoked it too,nothing made sense!
Until i took the whole fuel rail off carefully not to let the fuel run out all over the engine,Had a white rag folded up and handy,tilted the rail assembly and left the fuel run on the cloth,OMG! the rust that came out of there,
I pulled every injector out of the rail,cleaned the inside of the rail with air pressure and carb cleaner.
Its when I was checking the injectors that I found the culprit,the rust pieces had made it thru the injector but were trapped in the screen of the injector!
I hope this cures your.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
A misfire doesn't always have to be ignition... it's just the most common cause. Faulty or plugged injector, low compression. You need to check fuel pressure and test the fuel injector flow. Then check compression. If you don't have tools for these tests, take it to someone who does. Testing is much cheaper than throwing parts at the problem.
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
i have a 2001 chevy z-71 5.3L. I keep getting a random/multiple misfire code for cylinder 1 . I have replaced plugs, wires, coil pack(only on #1 cylinder)., and fuel pump. I still keep getting the cylinder 1 misfire code. I put truck on a scanner and watched the cylinders. # 1 misfires at idle but quickly stops misfiring at around 1000 rpms. you can here the engine miss at idle but truck runs great on road . anyone else ever had this problem?
Posted on Jun 09, 2010
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