Question about 1997 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

97 ford taurus: Cylinder 2 misfire

Hi...I have a 1997 ford taurus....My cars service engine soon light was flashing so i took it to advanced auto parts where they scanned it...the problem is "cylinder 2 misfire detected"
My dad would like to know how to correct this problem himself and what needs to be purchased.

Posted by on

  • 9 more comments 
  • lovebass Aug 29, 2008

    I do have a 1997 Ford Taurus GL, but I am getting a cylinder 1 misfire. This started just before the head gasket blew out, and after I replaced it, the misfire returned. So, I replaced the ignition coil pack, but the misfire returned, so I returned the coil pack, then I changed the plugs and wires and the problem returned, so I swapped injectors, and that was a chore, because they kept leaking... I took the upper intake manifold off 6 times before I got it to stop leaking, but the code came back. Any other suggestions?

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    i have a 03 taurus with a cylinder2 misfire service engine soon light FLASHING it sputters when you take off and runs really rough any suggestions on how to fix it

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    My 97 Taurus has codes PO430, P401, PO171, PO174 What do I need to do to solve this problem.

  • caphead Nov 07, 2008

    97 Taurus service engine light started flashing, had to brake and feed gas to keep it running. Engine didn't want to take gas and had lack of power, also trans didn't want to shift smooth. Pulled codes PO430, PO401, PO171, PO174 Checked EGR valve seems to be working fine, replaced EGR backpressure sensor, and EGR vacuum solenoid but car still hasitate and want take gas good. Can you help?

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    97 ranger 4.0 misfire on 2 and 4 changed wires,plugs,coil pack,two injectors,gasket for intake, checked compression,and still same code misfire on 2 and 4.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    cylinders 2 and 3

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    misfiring on cylinder 2 and 3

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    cylinders 2 and 3 misfiring

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    cylinders 2 and 3 misfiring

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Cylinder 2 misfiring

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    water leaking at a fast pace, as soon as it's in it starts leaking out



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 14 Answers

Assuming the plugs and wires have been changed. I would look at the bottom of the coil pack. They tend to crack and short out.

Or if it's got coil packs they will also crack and short out.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Speedometer, odometer and cruise control not working in '97 Taurus Duratec

computer probly needs to be flashed or reprogrammd to sync w new motor---some independent shops have the factory gear to do this-dealers only go back like 5yrs

Nov 17, 2013 | 1997 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

97 ford taurus: Cylinder 2 misfire

well..fuel injection systems are more than the electronic part. I suspect you are dealing with compression or injector fouling issues..

Oct 21, 2008 | 1997 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

2001 ford taurus 3.0 v6 code p0306 misfire

code p 0306 is misfire detected no 6 cylinder causes electrics
more likely a bad injector , injector wiring or dirty tip

May 05, 2017 | 1997 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

How do you set the service engine soon light on a 97 Ford Thunderbird?

The light can only be reset with a OBD2 Diagnostic tool. You can run by your local Advance Auto/Autozone and they will do that for you usually free of charge.
Hope this helps

Feb 07, 2012 | 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

2 Answers

My service engine soon light came on my fluids are up to par , my engine is shaking when it is on, the engine did not do this before the service soon light came on

misfire likely, but please have the car scanned for trouble codes and report them back to us. Many parts stores, such as autozone and advance will perform a free scan for you.

Sep 08, 2010 | 1996 Ford Taurus

4 Answers

97 Expedition, 5.4L hesitated during acceleration 40-45MPH. Check Engine light flashed, then stayed on. Would get up to 55-60MPH. All guages read ok. First trouble ever with this car.

go to a parts store and they will let you use their scanner for free. sounds like a cylinder misfiring. The scanner will tell you which one it is.

Dec 13, 2009 | 1997 Ford Expedition

2 Answers

"service engine soon" light appears.

misfire code (engine miss) check tune up plugs and wires

Oct 21, 2009 | 1994 GMC Sonoma

1 Answer

Ford taurus sho misfire cylinder1

I may not have the answer but I had a similar problem with my 97 taurus, for me the problem was the Oxygen sensors they needed to be replaced. If you havent done that maybe try it or ask a mechanic if that might be the problem

Jan 08, 2009 | 1997 Ford Taurus

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Ford Taurus Logo

1,699 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5626 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides