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Old 09-10-2007, 10:40   #1 (permalink)
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confused Miss fire in cylinder one...

I have a 1996 Windstar with a 3.8 V6. with 150K miles..
I keeps giving me a code P301 " miss fire in cyl. one". The number one cylinder is in the back side of motor which makes it a pain in the #!^ to get at. However after taking the wiper cover off i was able to get to plug. The plug was dirty (black sooty) the plug was dry. My first thinking (before I took the plug out) was that perhaps the head is leaking (i keep smelling coolant) but i thought that a leaking cylinder head would produce a plug that looks clean perhaps coolant green. I replace the plug and almost immediately coded. The thing here is that sometimes I think that it may miss than it may stop missing not rally sure if it misses ALL the TIME. The check engine light will start flashing but if I run on the expressway at 70+ the light will hold to a ON Position (but then sometimes it will flash at 70). Diffidently it will miss after warmed up and shut off then restarted. I will replace the plug wire but not sure where to look next.
Trying to get it through one more winter.....
Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-31-2007, 20:04   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Miss fire in cylinder one...

when was the last tune up, does it have a cap and rotor? more so is where is the coolant leak? need more info to help u it could be a bad wire but need more input.
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Re: Miss fire in cylinder one...

i had the same problem in my 1998 windstar, turned out to be a bad fuel injecter. take about an hour or 2 to change
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Re: Miss fire in cylinder one...

it can need a tune up but if your smelling coolent and its miss firing that mean you might be due for new head gaskets
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