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I encounter misfiring in engine of ford escape 2003

When i use 10 % bioethanol is this the real cause of the problem ?
and also i encounter shaking of engine at idling

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Unless your vehicle is equipped to handle the bio fuel it will act funny, try running it without and see what happens.

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I got a diagnostic test on my car cause my check engine light is on and it is shaking real bad when driving it and when i stop at a red light it seems like it wants to stall out


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2002 ford escape misfiring changed all plugs gaskets boots


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2005 ford escape - engine light on - flashes when accelerating and runs rough when accelerating or going up inclines


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Check engine light comes on .code says #4pistion misfire,engine is shaking


Hello my name is brad,check number 4 plug wire,or the number 4 coil on demand,or you could have a bad injector.brad

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Vehicle missing,shaking,engine light comes on


Misfire could be a number of things:
a) spark plugs - change them if used over 15K miles - inspect/regap.
b) spark plug wires - change them if over 15K miles - inspect
c) ECM (electronic control module) - test with HEI (high energy ignition) tester.

The shaking tells me that the engine is running on less than its normal compliment of cylinders - the shaking is produced by the imbalance caused in the engine by one (or more) cylinder(s)
not firing at all.

The "Check Engine" light probably is coming on due the the misfire condition. Go to Pep Boys or
Advance Auto Pats, where they'll tell you (free) your codes causing the "Check Engine' light to be
lit - the code coming from your truck's computer will probably be one or more of:
P0300 - Random/Multiple Cylinder misfire detected
P0301 - Cylinder 1 misfire detected
P0302 - Cylinder 2 misfire detected
P0303 - Cylinder 3 misfire detected
P0304 - Cylinder 4 misfire detected
P0305 - Cylinder 5 misfire detected
P0306 - Cylinder 6 misfire detected
P0307 - Cylinder 7 misfire detected
P0308 - Cylinder 8 misfire detected
P0313 - Misfire detected with low fuel

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My 2002 ford escape is losing power when going up an incline and idles real rough when at a stop


there can be many causes for lack of power many autoparts stores such as autozone can read codes stored in your vehicles memory which would help to narrow the possibilities. I expect it to have a P03xx code the xx being the cylinder that is misfiring which could possibly lead to a bad coil.

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My 2002 ford escape is not shifting into drive but it's going into reverse and one of the sensors is misfiring?


Sensors don't misfire. Engine cylinders misfire. The most common cause of the misfre would be spark plugs and/or ignition coils on your vehicle. I have seen the igniion coils on Fords spike the computer and cause all kinds of problems including transmission codes. You should look into the misfire codes and repair them first before attempting to address any other codes.

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My check engine light came on so I had the computer checked. No real problem so computer was reset. 2 days later my Escape started cutting out like the gas flow wasn't constant? ( I could smell a bit of a...


when a check engine light blinks it indicates a catalyst damaging misfire. vehicle should not be driven when it is blinking. possible problems for the misfire could be easy like worn spark plugs or more difficult like mechanical issues with valves or bad compression.

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