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06 Ford E450 V10 rough idle

2006 FORD E450 Has a rough idle has new plugs new spark plug boots new fuel filter new pcv. No vacuum leaks does not set a dtc. Fuel pressure is at 55psi. Using a scan tool while checking cylinder contribution cylinders 2,9,10 sometimes other cylinders show low contributions. Sometimes the truck runs smooth. it doesnt matter if the motors hot or cold it comes and goes. i have a couple new coils that i have placed at cylinders that usually show misfires, does not help. any info?

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There are three kinds of gasoline engine misfire scenarios, first there is the "under load" misfire and there is the "at engine idle" misfire, and finally there is misfire continuously. All engine misfires exist because one of three things has occurred. First, a cylinder has lost compression, a cylinder needs a certain amount of compression to operate correctly. Second, the ignition system has failed or is failing intermittently, spark is needed at the time of compression to ignite the fuel air mixture. Third, the fuel air mixture is incorrect, proper mixture is needed for the ignition system to ignite fuel properly. If any of these conditions occur in the engine, the engine will misfire.
1. Low or no compression can be caused by

a. burned or leaking intake or exhaust valves
b. worn or broken piston or piston rings
c. worn out camshaft
d. wrong weight motor oil was installed holding the cam followers from adjusting
e. broken valve spring
f. failed head gasket.
2. Ignition system has failed or is failing
a. spark plug has fouled or is worn out
b. ignition coil
has failed
c. spark plug wires have shorted
e. engine control module coil driver has failed
3. Fuel/Air Mixture is incorrect
a. vacuum leak at the intake manifold
b. fuel injector has failed
c. EGR valve is stuck open
d. mass air flow sensor has failed
e. oxygen sensor has failed
f. air intake boot is cracked

common problems:
1. fuel injector has failed or is failing
2. spark plug wire has shorted
3. spark plug is worn out or is cracked
4. ignition coil has failed is failing

Testing a coil on the car is pretty easy. No special tools are required. Just remember to be careful, the amount of electricity generated by your ignition system can be dangerous. If your coil is already off the car, or if you would like a more specific data-driven test, you can bench test your coil. To set up the test, remove one spark plug wire from its plug, then remove the spark plug using a spark plug socket. Next put the spark plug back into the spark plug wire. Be careful not to let anything drop into the empty spark plug hole -- very bad.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: 5vz-fe misfire codes

Replace the coil pack.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: 99 4runner 5vz-fe 3.4 misfire

I know this post is old, but right on the engine theres a sticker that says use multi-ground plugs only. I read a similar problem like yours and it seemed to turn out that the spark was arcing to ground over the ceramic on the plug. So maybe it could have something to do with the single ground plugs.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: misfire in cylinder 1 2001 mercury sable

Next change swap the injector with another and see of the problem moves.  If it does it's a bad injector.  

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

SOURCE: 2003 GMC Sierra Has recently developed

You never replace anything, on a Wishing,Hoping,Pushing,Poking,diagnostic approach

You learn the vehicles Systems,Test,then Replace,if you have a failed component.

Work on the Misfire Issues.
Then you lean O2 Codes will go away.

Not a the plugs.

Think lean---Vacuum leaks,EGR Valve leak,EVAP System leaks,anything with a hose that lets air into the intake system.
Exhaust System leaks,near sensors

Posted on Nov 24, 2010

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