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2005 Ford escape 30 would a bad injector cause fault code P O 353 or does it automatically shut down due to cylinder not firing

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Code p0353 refers to ignition coil C primary/secondary--circuit malfunction===causes---ring---ignition coil---ECM. Check the wiring condition and the connector terminals are clean and dry and replace the coil

Posted on Jan 03, 2014

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    james tyler Jan 04, 2014

    Would oil in the tube port cause the problem also intake port by injector is dry others are damp could the injector also be bad



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SOURCE: Engine misfiring

It could be you have a bad distributor ar bad spark plugs. It is also a possibility that the cars computer was programmed wrongly. Either way I would suggest going to a Ford Repair shop and having them run a systems check on the computer to properly diagnose what is happening.

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SOURCE: my 2005 ford escape will not start... problem

Swap the coil pack with another cylender. If the error code follows the coil pack then replace the coilpack.

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Better replacing the PCM with the same module, or with a module that was used in 2005/2006 Escape (starting with 58LA-12A650). Few other modules starting in 58LA-12A650 and ending in different way , may be adapted, but this risks to get you in more troubles. This truck has already enough problems with its own PCM .

Here a ready made search showing a number of PCM used by the Escape. Select only modules used in 05/06 Escape.

After replacement the PCM must be re-programmed using a com tool. For this you will need to go to the dealer or to any Ford garage.

About the PCM, there are 8 years/80K miles warranty on the part. Ask to the dealer if you are still covered.

About the failure, the PCM must be diagnosed accurately. Misfire or no power to one of the spark plug is not necessarily PCM. The coil driver is responsible for this problem most of the time.

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I have a 2003 ford cv with a misfire on cylinder 6; THIS IS WHAT I change,new coil 5,6 new fuel injector 5,6 all 8 spark plug! Still the check engine light comes on .

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PUT obd scanner (diagnostics) should give you a fault code, i think it's due to a bad coil. I now know that these vehicles have bad coils in general.

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2003 ford escape 3.0L code PO353

I would think that many misfire codes would mean it runs terrible,coils go bad alot on the early ones,if it runs badly ,coils are suspect.
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3.0L misfire oil in plug tube

most likely so I would change that..

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the code p 0302 refers to no 2 cylinder misfiring===causes --engine mechanical fault ---wiring--ignition / fuel system---injector--ECT/Maf sensor ---ECM
you state that the engine runs normally for several seconds so I would eliminate a mechanical fault at this stage
most misfires are from faulty injectors so reposition the injector to another cylinder and see if the miss moves along as well
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My 2005 ford escape v6 is only firing on cylinder 1 and 6

Your an 2005 Ford Escape 3.0L, you don`t have a distributor. Each cylinder has it`s own coil and is controlled by the PCM. You need to scan the PCM to determine which cylinder is loosing power ( misfire). P0301 cylinder #1, P0302 Cylinder #2 and so on. The coils are common problems with this vehicle, but pay close attention that the drivers in the PCM are not at fault. #1 cylinder is on passenger side near the firewall passenger compartment. firing order as follows, Bank #1 1-2-3 front of engine to rear. nearest the passenger compartment. I`m an ASE Master with 30 years experience. Be careful, don`t waste money on unneeded parts! I own my own company. 805-369-4589 Jerry Bryant. Advise is free, but like reading a diagnostic manual does not mean the problem is solved. Correct diagnoses and system inspection and testing is what needs to be done so you don`t waste money!

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Started engine and was running rough Check engine lamp came on Used code reader and found code p0306 Remove plugs Compression test no.6 was 175 and the rest were 150 replaced spark plugs and retry Still...

You've done a great job of trouble shooting thus far. I would certainly suspect the injector after all of that. But, I didn't see anything about you replacing the spark plug itself. I would try that first as a crack in the insulator (even hairline) will cause mis-fires. If the spark plug doesn't fix the mis-fire, it cold be caused by a bad fuel injector, bad signal (like a loose harness or bad wire) to the fuel injector, or a leak or valve issue on that cylinder.

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2004 ford escape cylinder 6 miss fire change plugs. wires ,coil, injector,its get no signal to coil for fireing

I suspect the PCM has a bad driver from the misfire. Need a PCM. Get numbers off PCM and find on ebay cheap.

Just one cyl misfire DTC code?

Jun 29, 2011 | 2004 Ford Escape

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I have 353 and 171 codes. Car has erratic idle and is sluggish on acceleration. Have replaced plugs and wires.


The 353 code is howing that you have a ignition coil pack fault.
The 171 code is showing that you have a fuel lean out problem in bank one.

This could be fuel pressure,injector timing,fowl fuel,blocked inlet tract system.

Check these areas out and you should fix your erractic problem.



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