I have a 97 windstar 3.8l. which I just purchased. The previous owner
had the engine rebuilt (replaced with rebuild). The previous owner
drove it home from the shop and put the for sale sign on it.
I have returned to
the shop that installed the engine and although
very pleasant people have not
been able to discover the source of my
problem nor seem very motivated to do so.
So I am here looking for
some additonal suggestions and/or input.
engine indicator is on all the time and returns within 10
minutes of driving
follwoing clearing the code.
From a stop, the engine stalls, occasionally
dieing. If I "baby" the
gas pedal I can avoid the stall but what a hassle.
freeway speeds, the check engine indicator occasionaly blinks from
solid and is
associated with rough running and decreased power.
Problem resolves itself in
30-60 seconds of continued freeway cruise.
Occasionally, idle or low speed is
rough but no flashing indicator.
The code logged is "misfire, cylinder #6" Hot
or cold does not seem to
In searching this problem out several other
problems hve been
discovered and thought to have resolved the problem but never
Out of the many trips to the shop there has been many parts changed
including - plugs/wires - egr circuit repair - MAF cleaned etc. etc.
I did read
in a post about a similar year and engine but in a
different vehicle that the
cat. conv. could be the culprit. I will be
checking that. Also, the TPS was
I am altogether confused as to why a (presumed) control problem
triggers a misfire on #6 (or a code for it) when it seems that all
would be effected by something like the CAT of TPS.
Thanks for your help
Thanks for your help.