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I have a 98 ford windstar 3.8 with a engine miss and two trouble codes, po401 and 402, would a bad EGR valve cause this problem?

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I replaced the coil pack on my friends wind star when they had a mis. If you take the sparkplug wires loose and just set them on the plugs loose it will be easy to remove them with the engine running. Useing plastic plyers or some kind of insulated grabers, one by one take the wire away from the plug/or coil and see if it makes a difference.Take it away then put it back then go to the next one.If it runs the same when the wire is off then you probably will not hear a spark at that wire. The coils do go bad on alot of newer cars.
I hope this info helps you.

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