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Engine missing but no check engine light on

Replaced wires, plugs, cat converter and it has a steady putt putt, not really a misfire, and no check engine light ever came on.....

any ideas before repair bills get too expensive?

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98 Ford Windstar
3.8 L Engine

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It sounds like you have a plug fouling out.you might pull them one at a time and see it you find one coated with oil if you do, go to the auto parts store and ask for a non fouler and a new spark plug and when you put them together it should stop the putt putt

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When mine did that it was the coil pack... if you are brave and have some heavy duty rubber gloves... start the motor and pull one lead at a time from the coil pack... any change in the motor... if not plug it back in and move to the next wire. if you unplug a wire and notice no change it's likely you have found your problem.

As a side note when you replace the coil pack it goes 1.2.3 but when you do the next side it's 4.6.5. (engineering humour i think)

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