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Misfire I have a 2001 Ford Mustang Convertible Premium. It takes off fine then stutters and loses power at around 20 mph but if you stay with it and continue on the accelerator it will pick up again. The engine shakes quite a bit. It also has a slight ticking sound but for some reason i do not think it is related. terrible gas mileage. Check engine light is on. Computer says misfire on 3. I have changed plugs and replaced with laser platinum plugs and when I pulled out old plug on 3, it had oil on tip. I also changed plug wires to premium grade and cant remember the kind right now (im tired). computer still showed misfire on 3. Ran fuel system cleaner through and oil treatment. computer still shows misfire on 3. Would like any suggestions of other things to try before giving up and taking to a shop. i know it sounds like head.

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  • plshelpagirl Sep 22, 2008

    I have a 2006 Mustang and about a month after I purchased the car, it began this same type of "mis-firing." I have taken the car to several dealerships explaining that it feels like I get rear ended when it happens. It mostly happens when I have slowed down, then start to accelerate, (like at a stoplight that just changed to green, or right after a speedbump) and even when I am starting from a dead stop. The car begins to go forward and then jerks like I got hit from behind, or like it loses power for a second and then regains it quickly. I am a girl who knows nothing about cars and I need to know what to tell the dealer because I know something is wrong--I'm not that bad of a driver.

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Your right sounds like head GSK. I would try a compresion balance test first and if cyl. 3 fails pull the valve cover and inspect the vavle guides for wair or bent valve.

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