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How do i replace a faulty fuel injector on a 2002 ford taurus 3.0,on number three cylinder? also where is the no 3 cylinder in relation to the other 5 cylinders?

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What makes you think there is a bad injector? thats not a common problem. There are 6, not 5 cylinders. I suggest you have a repair shop check it out.

Posted on May 14, 2010

  • Frank Gillham Apr 02, 2012

    thanks for getting back to me, My question was where the number three cylinder was located in relation to the other five cylinders, meaning all 6.... it turned out to be a faulty coil pack. the lack of a spark on number 3 cylinder caused raw fuel to damage the piston rings in that cylinder. I did not notice the misfire. I had to overhaul the motor to fix the problem.. all is fine now

  • Frank Gillham Apr 02, 2012

    It turned out to be the coil pack on number 3 cylinder,, raw fuel was injected into a dead cylinder causing damage to piston rings, had to overhaul engine to fix the problem. I did not notice the misfire in the engine till the damage was done to the compression rings. and as far as my question on location of no 3 cylinder, it was in relation to the other 5 cylinders of this engine. thanks

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