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Old 02-27-2009, 06:58 AM
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Default 2002 Taurus getting P0316 & P0301 codes

My 2002 Taurus SES Duratec is getting P0316 (Misfire detected) & P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire) codes. While driving it misses allot. I checked for vacuum leaks. Changed the plugs about 5000 miles ago. Any ideas???
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:53 PM
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Check the wires and plugs again. If number one plug is misfiring, you need to replace it again. Replace the wires with either Motorcraft or a high quality aftermarket brand. Cheap wires are just that. Also replace plugs with Motorcraft.
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