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Misfire on Cyl #2

2002 Mecury Sable, 56000 miles. 3.0L DOHC Duratec. Last week it started missing under load. Showed a PO302 code, #2 cyl misfire. Changed the plugs and wires. Cleared the codes and still a problem. Now I changed the injector and still have the same problem. At 25-35 mph if you rapidly accelerate it stutters and misses and the engine light will flash. Ran a scanner during a test drive and it indicated good fuel pressure, O2 sensors were good and never gave any other codes.

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  • dejonghe Jun 01, 2009

    Oil was just changed. That could partially explain sluggishness...maybe but not the misfire in a cylinder....

  • dejonghe Jun 02, 2009

    OK..pay close attention folks....an ignition coil can be problematic before it dies. As stated above I had a misfire on the #2 cylinder. Plugs and wires...nope...fuel injector...nope....ignition coil!!! BINGO!

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