Misfire, codes P0302 and P0303

Tiny
ABGREEN
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  • 2000 FORD ESCORT
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Misfire on two and three (p302 and p0303). Checked for vacuum leaks, replaced plugs, wires, coil pack, switched injectors with one and four. Compression is good, codes always come back.
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Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 AT 3:08 PM

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Tiny
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Hello thanks for using 2CarPros.

Checking actual values for misfire counter if its count at only at idle speed or at all conditions.then run our guide:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-misfires-or-runs-rough

Thank you let us know the results.
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Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 AT 4:56 AM
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KEN
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Can I ask what the spark plugs looked like in each cylinder? White, grey, black?
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Monday, February 4th, 2019 AT 2:23 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your reply. Plugs look good (we switched plugs to 1 and 4), misfires only at speed if you stay off the freeway no codes are set, customer was able to drive for two weeks with no codes until she went on the freeway. No discernible miss until around 2,000 under a load.
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 AT 11:31 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Yep, sounds like you may have a flat camshaft lobe. Lets remove the valve cover to inspect. here is a guide to show what I am talking about:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-misfires-or-runs-rough

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 AT 1:42 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, I bet you are right. It never crossed my mind, never see that in newer cars (I'm 72 so to me any thing built after 1985 is newer to me). If we ever get it back I will let you know.
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Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 AT 2:28 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Thursday, February 7th, 2019 AT 10:20 AM

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