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Lincoln Town Car 1998. Starts up, misfires for about 20 seconds, then dies. No matter hot or cold. Also, sometimes it just runs fine, no special conditions, just when it's in the mood.

After it started i opened up the obd, showed a system too rich, oxygen sensor lean and cylinder 1 misfire. Changed both front oxygen sensors, ran good for a day, then same again. Probably didn't change a thing, it was just in the mood to run. Then plugged obd again, no faults. Changed fuel filter, restored the pump, changed coils, plugs, did iac, throttle, maf, egr, checked all wires i could find, hoses, vacuums, everything seems okay and nothing out of place, leaking or not screwed properly. Still all the same. Out of options and out my mind almost, any ideas? I would really appreciate it, thank you. :

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Being in the mood to run makes a lot of sense - check out the movie Kelly's Heroes to learn what effect negative thoughts can have on mechanical gear...

There will be a pattern to what is happening, unfortunately such a pattern tends only to become obvious when the fault is found (often by accident). Something could be affected by temperature and/or humidity, for instance...

OBD diagnostic equipment should be able to tell you what is happening in real time (live data), though only within the bounds of what affects the exhaust emissions.

Continuous testing could be the way to success. A fuel pressure gauge can be "permanently" connected and continuously monitored while driving. Some electronic fuel pump relays behave intermittently during an extended period until complete failure.
(If a hall effect device is incorporated in the engine management, it is worth knowing these also can behave intermittently).

Temporary tell-tale lights can be installed allowing important power supplies to the management/injection/ignition to be continuously monitored...
Good luck!

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SOURCE: truck starts, dies. truck runs good some days,bad the next

I had the same problem with My 1990 F150 300 6cylinder 4x4.....I cahnged all the same things you did, finally I sprayed a can of Gumout through the throttle body and it worked and ran great. Now I add fuel injector cleaner to the gas and a regular clean with the gumout and the problem has'nt come back. Good Luck to you and hope it works!

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

Ron szarafinski

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SOURCE: 1998 Cavalier No Spark in cylinders 1 & 4

ignition mod. grounds,pcm or timing belt could all be it but, I would have to look at timing first.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: misfire in cylinder 1 2001 mercury sable

Next change swap the injector with another and see of the problem moves.  If it does it's a bad injector.  

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

Anonymous

SOURCE: 2003 GMC Sierra Has recently developed

You never replace anything, on a Wishing,Hoping,Pushing,Poking,diagnostic approach

You learn the vehicles Systems,Test,then Replace,if you have a failed component.

Work on the Misfire Issues.
Then you lean O2 Codes will go away.

Not a the plugs.

Think lean---Vacuum leaks,EGR Valve leak,EVAP System leaks,anything with a hose that lets air into the intake system.
Exhaust System leaks,near sensors

Posted on Nov 24, 2010

patrick lowbridge

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SOURCE: 03' Mazda MPV LXI came

it could be an air leak from a vacume pipe or the inlet mannifold gasket

Posted on Dec 02, 2010

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codes p 0300 through refer to misfires on each cylinder with the end number ( 301 is no 1 cylinder , 302 is no 2 cylinder ans so on)=== causes --engine mechanical fault , ---wiring---ignition/ fuel ---injector/s---ECT/ MAF sensor/s ---ECM
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P0303 Code - Cylinder #3 Misfire
P0110 DTC - IAT Circuit Malfunction
P2195 O2 Sensor Signal Biased/Stuck Lean (Bank 1 Sensor 1) Code
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  • Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
  • Faulty fuel injector
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If the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) determines that the front HO2S did not switch enough times, the PCM will set the P1133 code.

replace the o2 sensor

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1 O2A - Oxygen sensor #1
2 O2B - Oxygen sensor #2
3 MAP - manifold absolute pressure sensor
4 CKP - crank position sensor
5 MAP - manifold absolute pressure sensor
6 ECT - water temperature sensor
7 TPS - throttle position sensor
8 TDC - top dead centre sensor
9 CYP - cylinder sensor
10 IAT - intake air temperature sensor
12 EGR - exhaust gas recirculation lift valve
13 BARO - atmospheric pressure sensor
14 IAC (EACV) - idle air control valve
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16 Fuel injectors
17 VSS - speed sensor
19 Automatic transmission lockup control valve
20 Electrical load detector
21 VTEC spool solenoid valve
22 VTEC pressure valve
23 Knock sensor
30 Automatic transmission A signal
31 Automatic transmission B signal
36 traction control found on JDM ecu's
41 Primary oxygen sensor heater
43 Fuel supply system
45 Fuel system too rich or lean
48 LAF - lean air fuel sensor
54 CKF - crank fluctuation sensor
58 TDC sensor #2
61 Primary oxygen sensor
63 Secondary oxygen sensor
65 Secondary oxygen sensor heater
71 random misfire cylinder 1
72 random misfire cylinder 2
73 random misfire cylinder 3
74 random misfire cylinder 4
80 Exhaust Gas Recirculation insufficient flow detected
86 ECT Sensor (Engine Coolant Temperature) circuit range / performance problem
90 Evaporative Emission Control System leak detected in the fuel tank area
91 Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor low input
92 Evaporative Emission Control System insufficient purge flow

TCU Codes:

CODE LIST:

1-Lock-up solenoid 'A' circuit open or shorted.
2-Lock-up solenoid 'B' circuit open or shorted.
3-Throttle Position Sensor circuit open or shorted.
4-Vehicle Speed Sensor open or shorted - No signal from speedometer.
5-Shift Lever Position Switch circuit shorted.
6-Shift Lever Position Switch circuit open.
7-Shift Solenoid 'A' circuit open or shorted.
8-Shift Solenoid 'B' circuit open or shorted.
9-Counter shaft or transmission speed pulse generator open or shorted.
10-Coolant Temperature Sensor open or shorted.
11-Engine RPM (Ignition coil signal) open or shorted.
12-(No code 12 used)
13-Main shaft speed pulse generator open or shorted.
14-Linear (line pressure control) solenoid open or shorted.
15-Kick down switch circuit shorted.

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