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2004 Ford Ranger XLT miss fires in blowing snow

I drive down the road on a cold day with the wind blowing and when i come to a spot where snow is blowing across the road it will miss fire. This only happens in blowing snow, never while driving in the rain or even in slushy conditions.

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  • jbaar413 Jan 22, 2009

    If the problem was just a bad spark plug wire it should miss while driving in the rain also. It never does.

  • happyphreak Jan 28, 2009

    Same problem with a 2003 4.0l, My coworker as well.

  • happyphreak Jan 29, 2009

    Can you comment on what the solution was? I have the same problem withmy 2003 ranger, and my coworker has the same problem on his 2004sportrac. thanks

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Sounds like you have a bad spark plug wire. Start the vehicle, then take a squirt bottle of water and spray around the plug wires. You should find it. It'll look like static around the bad one. Also you should get the misfire. You'll probably find a worn area on the wire. Best wishes to you.

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  • Bryon Agin Jan 23, 2009

    I don't understand the bad rating. What did I say? Sorry I tried to help you. Take care and God bless.

  • Bryon Agin Jan 23, 2009

    Rain is not a fine mist blowing sideways.

  • Bryon Agin Jan 26, 2009

    It was a wire wasn't it?

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