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My 08 escape has developed a miss. it idles rough and sounds like its spitting back through the intake and the check engine light is on

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Go to your local repair shop or dealer. Your Ignition coil on one of the cylinders is shorted out.Each cylinder has there own coil pac (coil on plug ignition) You should not drive this vehicle while its misfiring. You will burn out your Cat. Converter.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

Testimonial: "i suspected a coil pack, didn't know it would burn out the catalytic converter though. thanks this was very helpful. is this a common for the Ford V6?"


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