Bucking or missing while driving. Started 2 weeks ago.
Our Windstar started bucking or missing about 2 weeks ago. We thought it was water in gas. Added Heat and it stopped for a few days. Now it is doing it again. Do you have any idea what we are looking at?
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First of all I would buy my gas at a different location. Sound like your getting water from somewhere. The gas we get today isn't what it used to be. If you still on the same tank of gas, i would use more heat, until you can put more fresh gas in it.....
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I would ask first have you been able to drive it around the property or around the block? Does the trans shift OK? If so lets go back to the engine and vacuum leaks due to cracked hoses. Check and replace any hoses that are cracked or possibly missing or the ones that became mouse food over the last year, and don't neglect to follow hoses from engine compartment to under cab. Check for chewed wires also. This won't take you long. Please let me know what you find. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.
If you just had your battery replaced recently before that, Either your positive or negitive terminal is probably loose and needs tightened. It may get jarred around, and do that shutdown your 2-3 times, until something jars it to a better connecting position.
I am no expert, but I just had a similar problem. The car would shake and buck when accelerating. It finally just died and would not start. After sitting for some time, the car would start and run a while, then do the same thing. I thought fuel pump. The dealer diagnosed distributor. After replacing, the car is running perfect. Something to think about. Good luck.
hi, first of all i would change the plug, it may look good but you can't tell by looking, if it is still the same after that change the lead with another one on the car and see if the miss is still on 6, if it is not the lead is faulty, if it still misses check the cap for cracks etc if all this fails have a compression test done to see if the compression is different on that cylinder if so then you have a mechanical problem, hope this helps