I'm freaking out because I don't have a car to drive at the moment and I'm pretty much stranded at home...lol
I have a 1997 ford taurus wagon GL 3.0L V6. I bought the car in April this year and the service engine light was always solid but the car drove with no problems so I didn't have a problem with that. Recently the car's service engine light has started flashing at random times (It's done this 3 times now) and I have learned that flashing means STOP DRIVING so I now do not drive the car. I had a guy come out and read the OBD codes today for me and two codes showed up P0306 and P0443.
P0306 says cylinder misfire on cylinder 6
P0443 says Evaproative Emission Control System Purge Control Valve Circuit Malfunction
I'm wondering if anyone has any insight on where to start or what part(s) to replace first? I don't have a huge budget for car repairs (at the moment I only have about $300-$400 set aside for this so I kind of need to know where to start.
Should I replace the plugs and wires first? What should I do to start...please don't say take it to a mechanic for a diagnostic because there goes my whole $400.00 budget just for someone to have a look...lol