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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.

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  • 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

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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.

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