Join Date: Mar 2007
Drives: 2002 Taurus SEL S/W (Vulcan)
Rep Power: 0
Trouble Codes P0300 and P0316
My 2002 Taurus (Vulcan) has started running alittle roughly when first cranked. After about 30 seconds, it smooths out doesn't have any problem until you crank it the next time. This problem occurs whether it is cold or hot.
The plugs have about 70K on them. I ohmed out the sparkplug wires and they were all within reason. I worked the crankshaft sensor connector back and forth and made sure it is seated properly.
I hooked the scanner up and read these trouble codes: P0300 and P0316. I know that P0300 is for random/multiple cylinder misfire detected and P0316 is engine misfire detected on startup (first 1,000 revolutions).
Does anyone have any ideas as to the cause of these codes?
1992 Gen 2 Vulcan (sold at 232,000)
2002 Gen 4 Vulcan 209,000
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1981 Mercedes 300SD 289,000
1982 Mercedes 300SD 307,000
Last edited by tom9489; 04-28-2011 at 07:00 PM.