I purchased a 2000 Taurus last friday with only 112k on the car (or about 65k miles). After 3 days of having the car the SES light poped on.
So I changed the spark plugs and air filter as the car needed them anyway and cleared the code. Of course the code came back. Yes the car is running poor right now.
I went out yesterday and got a code reader
and pulled code P0305 Misfire detected on cylider 5. So I swaped around plug wires for Cylinder 5 and 6 and then cleared the code again. And yes it returned
So now I would like some ideas as to what could be the next things to check. I will be pulling the spark plug tonight after work to have a look incase the plug is bad and swap in another known good one, but all I can think of that is left is the distributor (or whatever it is now that there is no distributor). However would I not get misfires in more than one cylinder if it was bad?
It case anyone is intrested the car is all white, and I do have a very poor picture of her, but I'm not sure where I can host it to post it. She was very dirty on the motor and inside the car (Even had sand in the air box
) So I cleaned up most of it. Still need to get more off the motor, but I almost passed on the car because of how dirty it was. But after she was cleaned up... I need to get a few spots of the paint touched up and the waxed and she will really shine.
Of course, thanks for any ideas!