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Old 12-13-2008, 17:35   #1 (permalink)
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Just went through changing plugs, wires, EGR valve, fuel filter. Van was running fine with less than half a tank. Filled it up to 3/4 and it started missing. The higher the RPM the fewer misses. At idle it is running about 600 RPM and misses alot. P0301 code finally came up.

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Re: 01 Windstar runs rough after filling tank

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Just went through changing plugs, wires, EGR valve, fuel filter. Van was running fine with less than half a tank. Filled it up to 3/4 and it started missing. The higher the RPM the fewer misses. At idle it is running about 600 RPM and misses alot. P0301 code finally came up.

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Hello and good day:

I believe you have a Misfire happening on number One Cylinder....this could be caused a Loose spark plug wire...or a bad Gaped Plug...or a Bad Ignition Coil Pack...


Technical DescriptionCylinder #1 Misfire Detected

What does that mean?A P0301 code means that the the car's computer has detected that one of the engine's cylinders is not firing properly. In this case it's cylinder #1.

SymptomsSymptoms may include:
the engine may be harder to start
the engine may stumble / stumble, and/or hesitate
other symptoms may also be present
CausesA code P0301 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:

Faulty spark plug or wire
Faulty coil (pack)
Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
Faulty fuel injector
Burned exhaust valve
Faulty catalytic converter(s)
Running out of fuel
Poor compression
Defective computer
Possible SolutionsIf there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.

If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.

Other ReadingP0300 - Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected



Here is a useful link that may help......- 2001 ford windstar - OBD-Codes.com
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Old 12-14-2008, 22:25   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 01 Windstar runs rough after filling tank

At this point it would seem that the ignition coil pack was dying. Changed her out and test drive all afternoon. No issues yet. Thanks for the feedback!!!
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