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2001 Ford Windstar runs rough.

2001 Ford Windstar 3.8l 130,000 miles Rough running and check engine light ON. Checked no.4 cylinder - has good spark at plug. Removed No.4 Fuel Injection connector - NO CHANGE still rough. Removed other Fuel Injector Plugs - ROUGHER. Suspect No.4 Injector is problem. What is the solution

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Remove the coil pack and look at bottom of it if it shows any cracks coil is bad very common on these vans if you have a noid light check for injector pulse on #4 if you have pulse and good blue spark most likely the injector is bad you have to remove upper plenum to get injectors out let me know how you make out

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