MY CAR IS MISFIRING, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON AND THE CODES ARE PO301 AND PO316.

  • Tiny
  • shorty428
  • 2003 Ford Taurus
  • 80,100 miles

I've been told that it may be the coil pack. Where is it located and is it difficult to replace?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 AT 12:28 AM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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Scan for codes and check fuel pressure first before replacing any part.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 AT 12:32 AM
  • Tiny
  • shorty428
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I've already scanned for the codes. They are Po301 and Po316.

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 AT 12:42 AM
  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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Both of the codes relate to the same thing, check cam position sensor, stuck open EGR valve, or blocked EGR passages. Also check fuel pressure. Fuel pressure should be 26-45 psi key on engine running

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 AT 12:51 AM
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I replaced the coil pack tonight and the car is running smoothly now! : )

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 AT 11:51 PM

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