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I have a 99 ford contour se, yesterday my ac was running fine and then suddenly I smelled something and the ac stopped. At the same time my car started puttering/jerking when trying to accelerate. Today the check engine light came on so I took it to autozone and they got codes for my 1&3 coils were misfiring. Does this have anything to do with the ac or are they separate issues?

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These are separate issues....the smell at the same time as the ac packing up was prob the gas escaping.....might have a leak ..no gas no work... Prob the condenser hit by a stone

Posted on May 09, 2014

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SOURCE: Check engine light

A multi misfire may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
Faulty spark plug or wires, Faulty coil (pack), Faulty oxygen sensor(s), Faulty fuel injector(s), Stuck/blocked EGR valve / passages, Faulty camshaft position sensor, Defective computer.

The engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wire, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the the problems were faulty fuel injectors. 

Random misfires that jump around from one cylinder to another (read: P030x codes) also will set a P0300 code. The underlying cause is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum leak in the intake manifold or unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open.

Good luck and hope this information helps, keep me posted, be glad to help you get the truck running 100% again. Not sure if your running a K&N air filter, and if you are there may be a flim of oil on the MAF sensor that is making you run lean. You may want to spray down the MAF sensor with a can of MAF cleaner. 

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SOURCE: 2004 Neon SXT cylinder misfire

TRY REPLACING THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR..HAVE SEEN THESE CAUSE MISFIRES AND LOW VOLTAGE DTCS AS PCM THINKS VEHICLE IS NOT RUNNING..ALTERNATOR MAY NOT BE PUTTING OUT PROPERLY

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Audi A4 1.8 - jerks/jolts while accelerating from 0-20 mph

It sounds like there may be an issue with your ignition system.

Check the ignition wires, distributor cap, spark plugs.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Ranger check engine light indicating misfire

Code P0301
Ignition Coil Pack
Ignition Cable
Spark plug
Clog or dirty fuel injector
Evap canister purge valve
Engine Compression
fuel pressure

you have 3 type of engine for your truck
2.3L 4 cylinder
3.0L 6 Cylinder
4.0L 6 Cylinder

need to know that type Engine

The reason why the service light come on because it is a hard code
not a soft code.

Let me know

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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SOURCE: p0304 cylinder 4 misfire

2001 oldsmobile silhouette van misfire on cylinder 4

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