'94 Tbird LX V8, 67k city mi, nursed gently.
By year 2001, plug wires were cross-firing like crazy. Replaced with
Motorcraft wires by dealer.
Seven years later I got a funny miss. It used to pull smoothly from
as lo as 1k rpm or so. Now it cuts out, particularly going up an incline.
A little like a car might've done 45 years ago if running cheap gas.
Motorcraft platinum plugs installed at 33k mi. Supposed to be good for
I look after maintenance and repair pretty religiously. So far's I know,
everything else should be in good shape.
Does this smell like plug wires again? Is there any way to test?
Show an OBDII code or somesuch?
Q1: Are the newer Ford plug wires as defective as the old wires?
Q2: Are the newest Ford plug wires as defective as the original wires?
Why do Ford plug wires fail? I can't recall ever hearing of failed
wires on GM or Mopar motors.
"Blues starts to rolling ...
stops at my front do'.
I'm gonna change my way of livin' ...
won't have to worry no mo'."
- from "Blues Before Sunrise", Leroy Carr, maybe 1934