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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-10, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Windstar 2003 Misfire Problem

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I have Windtsar 2003 3.8 and it starts smooth when the engine is cold then after driving it for couple of minutes it starts jerking.

It is throwing P0302 (misfire cylinder 2 code) I have replaced the plug in it but no vain. Before I go any further on replacing plug wires, coil pack etc. I wanted expert advise as to what should be plan of action?

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Hi All
I have Windtsar 2003 3.8 and it starts smooth when the engine is cold then after driving it for couple of minutes it starts jerking.

It is throwing P0302 (misfire cylinder 2 code) I have replaced the plug in it but no vain. Before I go any further on replacing plug wires, coil pack etc. I wanted expert advise as to what should be plan of action?

TIA
Hello and good day:

Most likely you have a Bad Coil Pack leading to the #3 or a Bad Wire to #3

Did you Clear the Code??

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Hello and good day:

Most likely you have a Bad Coil Pack leading to the #3 or a Bad Wire to #3

Did you Clear the Code??
Thank you very much

First of all - is code P0302 for cylinder 2 or 3?
By the way I changed plugs for both cylinders 2 and 3
Next yes I cleared the code and it came back again
Lastly it is still jerking after driving for couple of minutes
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Thank you very much

First of all - is code P0302 for cylinder 2 or 3?
By the way I changed plugs for both cylinders 2 and 3
Next yes I cleared the code and it came back again
Lastly it is still jerking after driving for couple of minutes
302 is for your # 2 cylinder...I would replace that Coil Pack for it.

Then Clear the Codes...Are you sure this is the Only code you are getting??

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Re: Windstar 2003 Misfire Problem

Hi Sterling_Six

Good news is that you were right in saying that it is a faulty coil pack.

I changed the spark plug wire for cylinder # 2 without any improvement then I changed the coil pack and everything came back to normal

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Good news is that you were right in saying that it is a faulty coil pack.

I changed the spark plug wire for cylinder # 2 without any improvement then I changed the coil pack and everything came back to normal

Thanks
I'm Glad to hear that! Come back if you need any more help...That's why we are here.

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Re: Windstar 2003 Misfire Problem

am getting number two cylinder miss fire on 2003 windstar replaced plugs , wires and still get same thing surge or no power HELP
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should I take it to repair shop or do it myself repairs ?
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Re: Windstar 2003 Misfire Problem

As with Wind2003, it's probably the coil pack. As far as going to the shop, it's not that difficult of a job, it just depends on how much you trust yourself. Generally, if you trust yourself enough to change the plugs and wires, you should be competent enough to change a coil pack.

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