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2000 mercury sable obd scanner reads p1401 p0303 and p0305 I know what the codes are egr sensor and misfires on three and five ive done new plugs properly gapped new cap and wires only a couple months ago have heard its possibly a blown head gasket but car runs strong except a little rough at stops but not too bad need help

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The 0303 code is a misfire, but it can come from odd ball ways. Coil pack failure water or oil down on plug or in wire. Dielectric grease should be used anytime you repair this problem. Fuel sometimes fails to get in. Many causes, change out the injector to another cylinder an see if code changes. Most of the time i have seen it other than injector failure is something is leaking on to plug or wire causing misfire.
The 1401 code i think has a service bulletin from Ford. You probably have no choice there but to replace it.

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Did you try disconnecting and plugging any hoses going to the EGR, and see if it makes a difference?

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they may have done a relative compression test which is done electronically by measuring the RPM drop of each cylinder when the test is running, but not sure anyone but the dealer can do this test. This low compression you mentioned is not good, suggest u run the test yourself, the compression test guage kits are cheap u can buy them on line for about $25 US, also tank added chemicals don't do anything in the short term and noting if the injector is badly clogged, do u understand what I mean about a high pressure factory cleaning? it is quite a different animal.

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Next change swap the injector with another and see of the problem moves.  If it does it's a bad injector.  

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SOURCE: I got a 99 tahoe 5.7 vortec with multiple misfires

this is one of those situations that a professional diag would of saved you alot of money. Its possible you just got bad gas and your injectors are partially clogged. An 02 sensor would not give multible misfires. EGR would only misfire at idle if stuck partially open since its suppose to be open cruising. Fuel filter would give you a starvation issue but if the misfires happens at idle then the filter most likley is ok.
Data from a professional data scanner will store the conditions when the misfire occurs. Also for a chevy each cylinder will have a misfire counter and one can see the misfire happening as it happens. If its idling and misfiring and gets better as you rev it up most likely you have clogged injectors or a intake vacuum leak. You can test for a intake leak by spraying the intake area with water(idle will faulter if it draws water in), or use brake cleaner (idle will raise when fluid gets drawn in).

If no leaks are found I would do an injection service or at least add two bottles of techron to a full tank, drve till half a tank then top off again.

Also if the catalytic converter is clogged the backpressure could cause all sorts of misfire issues. Removing the two upfront 02 sensors and driving will indicate the exhaust is clogged or not. We put a pressure sensor in place of the 02 sensor. If the pressure is above 5psi this would indicate some blockage. It should be below 3psi at 2000 rpm. Also if you have K/N filter the oil from it will coat the maf sensor wires in time,, (always). You can remove the sensor and spray the wires with brake cleaner to clean. DO NOT touch them. They can be brittle. Look at the wires for color. They should be shiny silver. If its coated the PCM will not see the air volume or accurately see the air temperature. Without this information the PCM will not add enough fuel which will create a misfire.

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I hope I can help with this. This could mean the engine spark plugs or plug is the issue. Also check the exhaust pipe. White smoke indicates a coolant issue. Check your coolant reservoir. Black smoke indicates a Fuel issue. Blue is an oil issue. Also, speaking of your spark plugs there very well could be a misfire.

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Causes: A code P0401 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:
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Possible Solutions: In fixing this code, it is quite common for people to just replace the EGR valve only to have the OBD code return. The EGR valve is not always the culprit.
* Use a vacuum pump and pull the EGR valve open while monitoring engine RPM's & DPFE voltage. There should be a noticable difference in RPM's with the EGR open
* Clean out the EGR valve and/or tubing to remove deposits
* Check the voltage at the DPFE, compare to specified values (refer to a repair manual for your specific model)
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* Replace the EGR valve


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