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Car stalls and has rough idle

Fix stalling and rough idle Taurus Sable P0191, P0300-p0306, P0316, P2197, stalling, hesitation, rough idle, poor performance. This could be caused by lots of things but the key might be the P0191 Fuel rail pressure sensor condition code. Because if the fuel rail isn’t getting enough fuel pressure, the air/fuel mixture will be lean and that will cause misfires and hesitation. It would also cause the O2 sensor to read lean. So start with the basics like a fuel pressure and fuel volume test. Or, you can start on the … Read More

Ford Ranger Misfire Codes

Fix Ford Ranger Misfire Codes  P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, and P0316 You’re not going to be a happy camper when you’re done reading this post. Ford has issued a TSB #05-26-3 that describes a fairly significant design problem with the cylinder heads on 2004-06 Rangers with the 3.0 overhead valve “Vulcan” engine. The problem shows up as any of these misfire codes P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, and P0316. The TSB states that the cause may be an exhaust valve “recession” that causes a loss … Read More

P0316

Fix code P0316 Serious misfire in first 1,000 engine revolutions The P0316 code means that the PCM has detected a serious misfire in the first 1,000 engine revolutions. If there are no other misfire codes, this code can indicate a problem with a crankshaft position sensor, camshaft position sensor, or a wiring issue. Since this code indicates a start up misfire, pay attention to items which may expand or contract when cold (if the code sets when the engine is cold), or hot (if the code sets on a hot … Read More


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