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1996 Ford E-350 van 7.5L cuts out

Bucks and hesitates at random times. Acts like multiple cylinders are missing then runs okay. changed the ignition coil, dist. cap, rotor, and fuel filter but no help. could this be a MAP sensor problem?

Additional headache--the ECM would not talk to my scan tool (An Actron cp9180). The scan tool works fine on other cars. I'm wondering if the ECM is going bad?

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  • E S Feb 21, 2009

    My 95 E-350 does the exact same thing! I got the codes from the self test watching the dash light and came up with the EGR Position Sensor. I replaced that and no change. After another forum answer.cars guy said to replace it....but didn't explain why i was getting the "miss" while in park/neutral. EGR doesn't flow in park/neutral! Just wanted my money. Also spent 1k for distributor/plugs and other maintenance with no change. So I have also replaced the EGR solenoid as well. Gone down that EGR road. Started to think it's my coil or ignition after thinking that i loose volt at that vacume can just to the left of the EGR solonoid while this "miss" occurs. I put my vac tester on the top nipple which when this can opens up will allow vac to pass through. When the miss happens i loose vac instantanously since the can looses power.
    Also thought this could be an ECM problem like you since my "X-Ray" brand scanner will not work on this van. However works on my other cars fine??? What fixed your E-350 please tell !!!


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My 7.5l was doing that to the scan tool wouldn't pair I had to disconnect the battery for a few hours

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Where is the map sencer located in the engine of the club van 1996 7.5 engine please email me back at michelle_lopez1962@yahoo.com Thank you, Michelle Lopez

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I have a 1996 chevy Corsica with a code PO300.I have tried many repairs and still cannot repair this code


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Seeing as you have covered all the electrics, now concentrate on the injectors and fuel pressures
If you will do all injectors and the fuel pressure is where it is supposed to be ( pressure test) then you will have covered all bases
Low compression will be in the one cylinder only ans will remain in that cylinder regardless of injector or plug changes
I would leave that to the last resort as if it is random, it may be a loose valve seat insert that moves randomly causing a compression problem

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What is code p0300?


P0300 - Random, Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected Fault Code Definition
  • Random, Multiple Misfire Detected
Symptoms
  • Check Engine Light flashing
  • Rough running, hesitation, and/or jerking when accelerating
  • In some cases, there may be performance problems, such as dying at stop signs or rough idling, hesitation, misfires or lack of power (especially during acceleration), and a decrease in fuel economy
Common Problems That Trigger theP0300
  • Worn out spark plugs, ignition wires, coil(s), distributor cap and rotor (when applicable)
  • Incorrect ignition timing
  • Vacuum leak(s)
  • Low or weak fuel pressure
  • Improperly functioning EGR system
  • Defective Mass Air Flow Sensor
  • Defective Crankshaft and/or Camshaft Sensor
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Multiple misfire


Hi Jason:
A Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected unfortunately doesn't tell you specifically which cylinder(s) is/are mis-firing, nor why.

A code Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
Faulty spark plugs or wires
Faulty coil (pack)
Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
Faulty fuel injector(s)
Burned exhaust valve
Faulty catalytic converter(s)
Stuck/blocked EGR valve / passages
Faulty camshaft position sensor
Defective computer

Possible Solutions:
If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.

If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.

Random misfires that jump around from one cylinder to another (read: P030x codes) also will set a P0300 code. The underlying cause is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum leak in the intake manifold or unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open.

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Pop the heed, see the air box on the very left? On top of that box is the Ignition Control Unit. Little black square w/ winds about 1/2"
thick....

That is the problem. Or Your MAF sensor...
I don't know how to chech the Ignition Control Unit with out the proper tester.

But the MAF is located directly below in side the box.
If you POP off the large hose that comes out of the front of the air box. You can see the MAF, spreay it some contact cleaner for electronics not BREAK CLEANER>>>>>>.

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Engine light codes p0352, p0300, and p1391


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Engine light comes on - Code shows P0300 and then


OBD II 300 Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected

When the misfire monitor detects a misfire, it will trigger the check engine light with the specific cylinder number as the last digit in the P030X code. For instance cylinder 1 misfire is P0301, cylinder 2 is P0302 etc. In this case we have either multiple cylinders misfiring, or the computer simply can't determine the specific cylinder, and as such we are left with the P0300 in computer memory.

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Fuel injectors, related wiring, sensors and computer issues
Running out of gas, or poor fuel quality
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EGR system concerns: leaking EGR valve or restricted ports
Base engine concerns: low compression, valve train problems and timing issues
Ignition system concerns including, but not limited to:
Faulty spark plugs
Faulty coil or related wiring
Ignition module or related wiring issues
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