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Ford f 150 5.4L engine lower thermostat housing is leaking water on the spark plug causing it to misfire. unsure of how to get to it to fix

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Use a better quality HT lead with a long insulator would be a start but it would be best to replace the corroded housing

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

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SOURCE: 1978 Ford Mustang II 2.8L V6 Thermostat Replacement.

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Water Pump Housing removal

I am sure the leak is the water pump based on years of Escort work, The ZX2 is equipped with a 2.0L DOHC V-Tech engine. The water pump is on the front (rt side of car) of the engine block, visible with the hood up. NAPA autoparts replacement instructions are to loosen the belt drive pulley from the pump BEFORE removing the serpentine belt. Once the four bolts are loose, take the belt off (good time to replace?) remove bolts and old water pump (four more bolts)- it will be tight, but it comes out- clean gasket area and install new gasket and pump in reverse order. That includes putting the pulley on and hand tightening the bolts, put on the belt, finish tightening the bolts to the pulley.

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SOURCE: 2002 chryler sebring is leaking anti freeze

It depends on where the leak is coming from. If the water pump is leaking, it has a hole on the bottom of it. You will see a trail of dried anti freeze coming from the bottom of it, indicating a bad water pump. It's best to dry everything off, crank it up and let it come to operating temp and check for where the leak is coming from. It may just be an old hose or loose clamp.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: check engine light is on the code was po300

I respectfully disagree.
A P-0300 will NOT be set in a Corolla by a dirty fuel filter.
Replacing the fuel filter could be a very costly operation, as I have observed that the fuel line threads that connect to the fuel filter easuily get damaged when removing the fuel filter.

In short, don't replace the filter until you are SURE that it is the culpit.
In this case, the fuel filter is NOT the culprit..
Save your money; and your time.
Additionally, premium fuel does not clean fuel injectors. That expense would be a waste of money. The engine will actually run WORSE on premium fuel; the engine is NOT designed to run on premium. 87 or 89 (better choice/89) is the grade to use.

If you really want to track down the P-0300 code, which is a multiple/random cylinder misfire, I would look at the quality of the fuel in the car; ie water in the gas. Second, I would remove the plugs and examine them closely. A worn center electrode will also set the P-0300 code, as will bad/weak plug wires (over 5 years old).

Please feel free to contact me back if you need further assistance. Thanks for choosing FixYa for assistance.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: I HAD 1999 FORD RANGER

Hi,

This code is for a too rich condition on the drivers side bank of the engine,as I am sure that you are aware. The condition is likely caused by excess fuel getting into the engine on one bank.Usually this will be caused by a faulty fuel pressure regulator.I suggest removing the vacuum line from the regulator to see if there is fuel leaking into the vacuum line.

There is a complete diagnostic procedure for this code.

FORD: 1990-1997 THUNDERBIRD
1990-1999 MUSTANG, TAURUS SHO
1991-1999 CROWN VICTORIA, ESCORT, TAURUS
1992-1994 TEMPO
1993-1997 PROBE
1995-1999 CONTOUR
LINCOLN-MERCURY: 1990-1997 COUGAR
1991-1999 CONTINENTAL, GRAND MARQUIS, SABLE, TOWN CAR, TRACER
1992-1994 TOPAZ
1993-1998 MARK VIII
1995-1999 MYSTIQUE
LIGHT TRUCK: 1990 BRONCO II
1990-1997 AEROSTAR
1990-1999 RANGER
1991-1999 EXPLORER
1994-1996 BRONCO
1994-1997 F SUPER DUTY, F-250 HD
1994-1999 ECONOLINE, F-150, F-250 LD, F-350
1995-1999 WINDSTAR
1997-1999 EXPEDITION, MOUNTAINEER
1998-1999 NAVIGATOR
1999 F-250 HD, SUPER DUTY F SERIES
ISSUE:

This TSB article is a diagnostic procedure to address vehicles that exhibit lean driveability symptoms and may or may not have any Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) stored in memory.
ACTION:

Follow the diagnostic procedures described in the following Service Tip. The revised diagnostic procedure is a more accurate means of diagnosing the symptoms.
SERVICE TIP
MASS AIR FLOW (MAF) DISCUSSION

MAF sensors can get contaminated from a variety of sources: dirt, oil, silicon, spider webs, potting compound from the sensor itself, etc. When a MAF sensor gets contaminated, it skews the transfer function such that the sensor over-estimates air flow at idle (causes the fuel system to go rich) and under-estimates air flow at high air flows (causes fuel system to go lean). This means Long Term Fuel Trims will learn lean (negative) corrections at idle and learn rich (positive) corrections at higher air flows.

If vehicle is driven at Wide Open Throttle (WOT) or high loads, the fuel system normally goes open loop rich to provide maximum power. If the MAF sensor is contaminated, the fuel system will actually be lean because of under-estimated air flow. During open loop fuel operation, the vehicle applies Long Term Fuel Trim corrections that have been learned during closed loop operation. These corrections are often lean corrections learned at lower air flows. This combination of under-estimated air flow and lean fuel trim corrections can result in spark knock/detonation and lack of power concerns at WOT and high loads.

One of the indicators for diagnosing this condition is barometric pressure. Barometric pressure (BARO) is inferred by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software at part throttle and WOT (there is no actual BARO sensor on MAF-equipped vehicles, except for the 3.8L Supercharged engine). At high air flows, a contaminated MAF sensor will under-estimate air flow coming into the engine, hence the PCM infers that the vehicle is operating at a higher altitude. The BARO reading is stored in Keep Alive Memory (KAM) after it is updated. Other indicators are Long Term Fuel Trim and MAF voltage at idle.

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE MAY ALSO BE USED TO DIAGNOSE VEHICLES THAT DO NOT HAVE FUEL SYSTEM/HO2S SENSOR DTCs.
Symptoms

* Lack of Power
* Spark Knock/Detonation
* Buck/****
* Hesitation/Surge on Acceleration
* Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) Illuminated - DTCs P0171, P0172, P0174, P0175 may be stored in memory

OBDII DTCs

* P0171, P0174 (Fuel system lean, Bank 1 or 2)
* P0172, P0175 (Fuel system rich, Bank 1 or 2)
* P1130, P1131, P1132, (HO2S11 lack of switching, Bank 1)
* P1150, P1151, P1152, (HO2S21 lack of switching, Bank 2)

OBDI DTCs

* 181, 189 (Fuel system lean, Bank 1 or 2)
* 179, 188 (Fuel system rich, Bank 1 or 2)
* 171, 172, 173 (HO2S11 lack of switching, Bank 1)
* 175, 176, 177 (HO2S21 lack of switching, Bank 2)
* 184, 185 (MAF higher/lower than expected)
* 186, 187 (Injector pulse width higher/lower than expected)

NOTE: DO NOT DISCONNECT THE BATTERY. IT WILL ERASE KEEP ALIVE MEMORY AND RESET LONG TERM FUEL TRIM AND BARO TO THEIR STARTING/BASE VALUES. THE BARO PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION DISPLAY (PID) IS USED FOR THIS DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE. ALL OBDII APPLICATIONS HAVE THIS PID AVAILABLE. THERE ARE SOME OBDI VEHICLES THAT DO NOT HAVE THE BARO PID, FOR THESE VEHICLES OMIT THE BARO CHECK AND REFER ONLY TO STEPS 2, 3, AND 4 IN THE DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE.

1. Look at the BARO PID. Refer to the Barometric Pressure Reference Chart in this article. At sea level, BARO should read about 159 Hz (29.91 in. Hg). As a reference, Denver, Colorado at 1524 meters (5000 ft.) altitude should be about 144 Hz (24.88 in. Hg.). Normal learned BARO variability is up to ±6 Hz (±2 in. Hg.). If BARO indicates a higher altitude than you are at (7 or more Hz lower than expected), you may have MAF contamination. If available, Service Bay Diagnostic System (SBDS) has a Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor that can be used as a barometric pressure reference. Use "MAP/BARO" test under "Powertrain," "Testers and Meters." Ignore the hookup screen. Connect GP2 to the reference MAP on the following screen.

NOTE: REMEMBER THAT MOST WEATHER SERVICES REPORT A LOCAL BAROMETRIC PRESSURE THAT HAS BEEN CORRECTED TO SEA LEVEL. THE BARO PID, ON THE OTHER HAND, REPORTS THE ACTUAL BAROMETRIC PRESSURE FOR THE ALTITUDE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED IN. LOCAL WEATHER CONDITIONS (HIGH AND LOW PRESSURE AREAS) WILL CHANGE THE LOCAL BAROMETRIC PRESSURE BY SEVERAL INCHES OF MERCURY (±3 Hz, ±1 in. Hg.).

NOTE: BARO IS UPDATED ONLY WHEN THE VEHICLE IS AT HIGH THROTTLE OPENINGS. THEREFORE, A VEHICLE WHICH IS DRIVEN DOWN FROM A HIGHER ALTITUDE MAY NOT HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO UPDATE THE BARO VALUE IN KAM. IF YOU ARE NOT CONFIDENT THAT BARO HAS BEEN UPDATED, PERFORM THREE OR FOUR HEAVY, SUSTAINED ACCELERATIONS AT GREATER THAN HALF-THROTTLE TO ALLOW BARO TO UPDATE.

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WHEN I GIVE IT GAS IT START TO MISFIRE


Misfires are caused by one of 3 things-gas, spark, or compression-one of those is the problem. For gas, check the fuel pressure and see if it is at the right pressure for your car. Low fuel pressure will cause misfires. If pressure is good, it could still be an injector problem, like a clogged injector. If low pressure, suspect the fuel pump or the fuel filter.
For an ignition spark problem, check your spark plugs. Pull them out and inspect them for broken or cracked plugs, check the spark plug gap, check for oil fouled plugs. You may be able to isolate the misfire to a cylinder or two by the plugs condition. A misfiring plug or cylinder should show more black, sooty deposits than the other plugs. A normal firing plug will have a tan or brown colored insulator on the end with very little deposits. If the plugs are okay, clean them a bit if needed, and check for spark on the spark plug wire ends with engine cranking. Buy an inexpensive spark tester, or hold each spark plug wire metal end terminal 1/4 inch from a ground on the engine block, while cranking the engine. Wear a heavy glove to avoid getting shocked. Check that every cylinder is getting a strong blue spark to eliminate ignition as a problem. A weak, yellow or orange spark is an ignition problem, possibly a bad coil, or other ignition part.

If spark and gas is good, you may need to check engine compression. Any cylinder that has significantly lower compression than the other cylinders will cause a misfire, and set a misfire code. You should check for any trouble codes in the engine computer. A code reader or scanner would have to be connected to the diagnostic connector under the dash. What is "significantly lower" compression? About 15-20% less compression. Say you checked and had 150 psi compression in most cylinders. If one had 20% lower compression ( 150 X 20%= 30 psi, 150 -30 =120 psi, or same as saying 150 X 80%= 120 psi.), a condition like that can cause a misfire. I hope I have made sense here. Good luck, and post back what you find, or if any questions.

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Lower thermostat housing


Part of intake manifold assembly. R/R intake manifold.

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My 2000 Ford Expedition 4.6l had a manifold seal blown and was leaking fluid in the sparkplug sockets. Seal replaced and spark plugs changed, now I am having to change coil packs because Im getting...


Faulty EGR valves do not cause "false" misfire codes. An EGR valve that is not closing properly can cause misfires (and misfire codes) but they are REAL misfires when this happens.

To understand this, you need to understand what a misfire is and what kinds of things can cause them. It is a very LONG list and I do not have the time or space to get into all that here.

You will also need to understand this if you are going to properly diagnose your misfire codes without wasting a whole bunch of money on parts that you do not need. MANY things can cause misfires other than spark plugs and ignition coils.

I do not know what EGR code you are getting, but I will tell you that in the 37 years that I have been diagnosing and repairing cars, there has only been once that I can remember that I have ever replaced an EGR valve on a Ford engine because the valve itself was faulty. Most EGR codes on Fords are caused by either clogged-up EGR ports or a bad DPFE sensor. Every so often you will find a bad EGR control solenoid or a broken vacuum line, but it is extremely rare that the EGR valve itself the cause. With the exception of leaking vacuum lines and on certain engines, clogged EGR ports (Like the 6 individual EGR ports in the 4.2L engine), none of these causes for EGR codes will cause any misfires.

Also, most of the time when people pull the trigger on the ignition coils on the 5.4L and 4.6L engines, all the thing really needs is new spark plug boots. They get contaminated with oil and water and can cause carbon-tracking on the spark plugs and/or arcing into the spark plug wells instead of sending the spark through the spark plug. It is pretty much the same thing as having bad spark plug wires on a conventional ignition system. You don't throw the coil and distributor away on a conventional system because it needs new wires. Neither should you replace a coil on a COP ignition system that just needs a boot. Some auto makers do not make the boots available seperate from the coil. Ford at least had the insight to understand that people cannot afford the cost of replacing all of their coils just because the boots are defective.

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2002 ford escape 3.0L DTC P0305and P0306 what would you ck


P0305 - Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected
P0306 - Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected

When a misfire occurs, engine speed will fluctuate. If the engine speed fluctuates enough to cause the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor signal to vary, The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) or Electronic Control Module (ECM) can determine that a misfire is occurring.

When is the code detected?
- Engine Cylinder #5 and #6 is Misfiring.

Symptoms:
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Lack/loss of power
- Hard start
- Engine hesitation

Possible Causes:
- Improper spark plug at cylinder #5 and #6
- Insufficient compression at cylinder #5 and #6
- Incorrect fuel pressure
- The injector circuit is open or shorted at cylinder #5 and #6
- Fuel injector #5 and #6 may be faulty
- Intake air leak at cyli

Possible Solution:
- Perform Injector Service
- Replaced Spark Plug #5 and #6
- Replaced Injector #5 and #6
- Replaced Ignition Coil #5 and #6

Hope helps.

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I just had a thermostat replaced then my car started running rough and worse as I drove it then the check engine light started blinking.Now it is in my driveway not being driven. Could this be caused by...


yes, or more than likely just air locked. try squeezing a hose near the top of engine. if very very firm your locked. if soft and squishy check thermos stat. if air locked... cool than remove cap, run engine for 15 min.with heat setting and fan on high. replace cap than turn engine off. all fixed

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The coil is not seated correct or it has become bad also. These have a tendency to mess up on a regular basis. I use a di-electric grease on mine to help it from misfiring. I would take that #4 back off and re-seat it and see how it performs.

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P0300 Random Misfire

Misfires can be caused by worn or fouled spark plugs, a weak spark (weak coil, bad spark plug wire), loss of compression, vacuum leaks, anything that causes an unusually lean fuel mixture (lean misfire), an EGR valve that is stuck open, dirty fuel injectors, low fuel pressure, or even bad fuel.

A Random Misfire code usually indicates a vacuum leak or bad gas.

NOTE: If a misfire in a specific cylinder should lead you to check the spark plug, fuel injector and compression.

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The ford focus suffered from leaking washer jets. The water leaked down into the recess for the spark plugs, causing them to misfire.
Sometimes this put excessive load on the ignition coil and it failed too.

Also i have had, worse case is the coil short circuits back up the earth switch, back to the ECU, blowing that.
The car still runs but only on 2 cylinders.

TL

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