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What causes an engine skip while idleing

Engine skips while in idle but not when moving

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Missfire, ignition most common

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SOURCE: 1996 Ford Explorer vibrates when idling. Also...

You have a hesitation. A hesitation is cause be either:
1. bad spark plug
2. bad spark plug wire
3. bad or leaky or plugged injector
4. timing is off
5. leaky vacuum hose

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Rough idle. Skips and bucks with acceleration.

check the icp sensor

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SOURCE: While Idleing In My Ford Contour, My Engine Idles Up And Down.

Sounds like a vacuum leak

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SOURCE: 96 f150 4.9l miss or skip at idle new plugs wires

This sounds like a vacuum leak or a timing issue.

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SOURCE: on 97 Ford Expedition 5.8L V8 Engine skipping on

The error code is likely a result of the skipping, not the cause. The code relates to oxygen sensor, but that also happens with misfires....Diagnose the misfire first.....and do it soon as you are going to wreck expensive converter(s).

Look for vac leaks, identify the cylinder that is misfiring, and resolve it's issue.

Posted on Feb 19, 2011

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