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08-12-03, 05:32 PM   #1  
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Leave well enough alone

Have a 91 Town car that I was getting ready to sell so I thought I'd wash down the engine. Should have left it alone. Now it misses consistently. I had the same problem occassionally when making a left turn around a certain corner going about 25 MPH that lasted for about 20 seconds and then it ran fine. I put in new wires because I found some breaks and it helped somewhat. The car is driveable but is rough. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

 
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08-12-03, 06:33 PM   #2  
what size engine, if a 4.6 make sure there is no water around the sparkplug and it wouldnt hurt to pull out all the plugs and check for carbon tracking.
if its a 5.0 check and see if any moisture is in the distributer cap.

 
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08-12-03, 07:10 PM   #3  
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Originally posted by bejay
what size engine, if a 4.6 make sure there is no water around the sparkplug and it wouldnt hurt to pull out all the plugs and check for carbon tracking.
if its a 5.0 check and see if any moisture is in the distributer cap.
it is a 4.6. I'll pull the plugs and check for water. What is carbon tracking?

 
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08-12-03, 07:20 PM   #4  
it is usually a black or dark colored line down the side of the spark plug caused by the spark arcing between the plug wire boot and plug to ground instead of firing the cylinder.

 
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08-13-03, 03:29 AM   #5  
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I agree with BeJay. Let it dry out really good.

Water will find its way into EVERY connection when you flood things like that

 
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08-15-03, 07:51 AM   #6  
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got it fixed. moisture in plug holes. Thanks a bunch

Originally posted by bejay
what size engine, if a 4.6 make sure there is no water around the sparkplug and it wouldnt hurt to pull out all the plugs and check for carbon tracking.
if its a 5.0 check and see if any moisture is in the distributer cap.

 
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08-15-03, 08:42 AM   #7  
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Ok, good job.

 
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