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Misfire & bucking

I have a 2006 f150 5.4litre 4x4 130,000 miles, that started to have a slight miss on acceleration on occasion. Soon after this, the motor started to buck quite bad all of a sudden when under load. Its runs fine when idling. I took it into Ford dealership and put it on a scope. It came up as mutiple misfire on cylinders. Had all plugs changed, coil, gas filter and changed fuel. This did not solve problem. Rechecked on scope again and it came up #2 clyinder misfire. Checked plug and it looked very carboned up for a plug with only few miles on it. Checked other plugs and they looked Ok. Changed #2 plug again but still running bad. Put on scope again and nothing comes up now but fault on oil sensor. Would this have anything to do with misfire? still running bad and costing big time as plugs had to be easyout on origonal change. Seems to be worse as goes through different gears on this automatic. Any advice would be appreciated as I am mistified and so is Ford dealership.

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  • alboturple May 11, 2010

    I found injector not working right on cylinder 2, but not showing up on scope. the coil I had just installed on same clyinder did not work. It was a faulty new one. I got another one from Ford under part warrenty. Never thought coil would be bad after changing it, so it sent me on wild goose chase. Thanks though.

  • Jonathan Dawson May 11, 2010

    I am interested in knowing what codes were coming up when it was showing the Cyl.#2 missfire. Also was The #2 coil changed at this time. This is the biggest problem with ford vehicles, although a Ford dealership Will tell you that it is not. My shop repairs about 6-7 of these a week. I will be glad to help you if you can get me the code. There are a couple of different codes that mean a missfire on #2 cylinder, and they all have different fixes.



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Since you had problems with coil pack(s) previously, fire it up at night inthe dark- you will see arcing long before evidence of carbon tracking. You may have bad plug wires, you may have another bad coil pack, you may have a different coil pack failing. you may also ahve a plug wire that is not seated fully. Did you grease the boots internally with some dielectric grease?

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