Did it several times again during the drive. Always while accelerating and often when there was an incline, ie, on ramp or while merging or speeding up to pass.
Had it checked in Florida. Could not duplicate it and they had no idea so nothing was done.
Kept doing it over the next couple of months.
1/30/18- Driving up a ramp to merge on the expressway, the car shuddered, seem to lose power not from the engine cutting out or pausing more like something was slipping and pressing the accelerator did no good. Almost like when you are trying to accelerate on ice.
The check engine light started flashing and stayed flashing for a couple of minutes. Then it went off.
2/1/18- Driving on the expressway after picking up family at airport. Car started doing it again. Passengers asked me what was wrong with my car! My brother thought it might be a spark plug or gas supply issue.
2/6/18- Took to Ford dealer in Cincinnati. They could not find anything at first. He then drove it home attached to the computer. Said “test drive verify concern EEC test p0305 misfire number five. Replaced coil and plug.
2/10/18- Left for Florida. Car was worse than ever. The shuddering, pausing, slipping during acceleration lasted longer and occurred almost every time I tried to accelerate to pass. Check engine light flashed and stayed flashing for probably less than a minute.
2/11/18- Continued drive to Florida. Car seemed to be even worse. Kept it below seventy for rest of drive and tried not to accelerate quickly. Check engine light started flashing again during one of the episodes and stayed flashing longer, maybe two minutes, before stopping.
Have been told twice by both Ford dealerships that if they cannot pull an error code from the computer they cannot tell what's wrong. That was not at all helpful. I have a serious problem with this vehicle that I am now very sorry I bought! Help!
have the same problem?
Monday, February 12th, 2018 AT 8:39 AM