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Continuous Misfire Cyl. #4


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Popalopkis
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Jan 31, 2019, 4:23 PM

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Hey a coworker of mine has a 2004 Ford Freestar with a 4.2L V6 - His Buddy played a prank on him and unplugged the wire from Cylinder #4 to scare him, since it has been plugged back in the engine has had a misfire that is inconsistent, when spark tested it will spark a few times and then stop for a bit and so on. We replaced the #4 Wire and Plug - after swapping out the plug from #4 to #6 to see if the misfire was plug or wire - still was #4, To be safe we replaced both #4 and 6 spark plugs. After All that the Misfire is still present and still randomly occurring - the ignition coil was never touched until the wire replacement and Misfire monitor is not being triggered, when hooked up to the Snap on Scanner it doesn't register a single misfire while running. (During Live Data tracking)

I am at a loss and he doesn't want to send it across to the master techs yet if its something we can possibly mend

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Hammer Time
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Jan 31, 2019, 5:37 PM

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His buddy needs a good slap up aside his head.

Unplugging a spark plug without grounding the wire spikes the coil Each portion of the coil also fires 2 cylinders, not just one so he may have done some more damage. Handling and pulling an old plug wire will also break up the carbon core and ruin the wire so I would tell your buddy to have the truck repaired professionally and give his friend the bill.



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Popalopkis
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Feb 1, 2019, 12:32 PM

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We ended up having him buy a set of wires/plugs/ignition coil, Ford Master said that should probably fix it.

Wanted to say thanks for the response, coil ended up being much less than expected

'97 Acura NSX 3.0L (120k)
'00 Chevy Blazer 4x4 4.3L (217K)
'00 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L (168k)
'02 Chevy Corvette 5.7L (56k)
'97 Mercedes E420 4.2L (172k)


Hammer Time
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Feb 1, 2019, 1:14 PM

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Glad it got worked out.

Closing out this question now.



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