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01 windstar with a 3.8 I have a cylinder 3 misfire. changed plugs and wires. new upper plenum gasket. still there. swapped injectors wires and plugs. vacuum is at 17.5 and have 175psi compression. any other ideas?

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    Steve Allison Mar 24, 2011

    Don't know what your problem may be but, "175psi compression" doesn't sound right at all. I don't think that engine has a compression ratio of nearly 12:1



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Replace coil pack

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