2002 Ford Mustang hesitates, pings, spudders

Tiny
DA7373
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  • 2002 FORD MUSTANG
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 87,479 MILES
Plugs, coils, upgrade gas, throttle body cleaning, B&G fuel additive, MAF sensor the car still does the same thing. But it only does it noticiably when it's warm. Not as bad when it's cold. Change the MAF sensor it doesn't do it as bad as before but its still there. Took it to FORD they said it was number 5 misfire so I changed everything.
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 7:41 PM

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Tiny
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Hi da7373, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

P0305-Misfire at cylinder no.5-You should check the sparkplug, compression and injector for this cylinder-

Also try cleaning out the EGR valve and test throttle position sensor and knock sensor might not be retarding the timing when the engine starts detonating/pinging, also check the fuel pressure if its within specs-
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Friday, September 17th, 2010 AT 4:50 AM
Tiny
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Does this car have a knock sensor. Is it possible to clean the EGR valve. I remove the vacuum form it and it feels as if the vacuum was blowing instead of pulling. PLUGS ARE NEW 2ND SET. Why would the injectors only malfunction when it warms up.
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Friday, September 17th, 2010 AT 9:17 AM
Tiny
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Yes the car does have a knock sensor. Secondly the EGR valve can be removed and cleaned. As long with the ports on the manifold can be cleaned to make sure it is not sticking.

The vaccum will feel kind of like a pulsing and that is normal because the egr vaccum regulator controls vaccum to it to open it or close it when needed. If you want to see if the EGR is causing the issue put vaccum on it and pull it up. If it starts to hesitate egr is functioning properly, if no change when vaccum is applied then the egr is probably stuck open.

A injector would start to fail after it runs due to the coil heating up causing resistance to go up thus causing the injector to flow less and less. A good test to do is switch the COP and the injector with say cylinder number 7 and see if the problem follows that. If it does its one of those. If not I would be checking for compression and wiring. Let me know what you want to do
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Monday, September 27th, 2010 AT 9:49 PM
Tiny
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Lot has happen since last entry. I was driving and all of a sudden this rattling. I thought I had threw a rod in the engine. I was able to get it home. Nextday took it to the shop ran a compression check. They found BENT TIP on the spark plug they straighten the tip and when I picked up the car. Ran better but it had a dead miss. But the car seem to be faster with the car running badly.
NOW WHAT?
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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 1:26 AM
Tiny
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You need to find out why the piston is touching the plug end-you sure you have the correct type plug and heat range
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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 AT 1:34 AM

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