DIY Fixing Your Ford Engine Problem
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Ford Misfiring Engine Problem? Check This Out First Before Going to Your Mechanic

Here’s a quick fix toward a common engine misfiring problem with this generation of Ford engines that you can DIY without having to resort to taking it to a mechanic.
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Ford Engine Running Rough?

Have you had one of those days when your Ford Explorer was running rough only to seem to work itself right the next day or two afterward? If your vehicle is one of the 2006-2010 Ford Explorers with the 4.6L 3-valve engine models, you could be experiencing a common problem following a rainy day---water seeping into cylinder #8 sparkplug well resulting in a short that causes your engine to misfire.

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The Problem and a Quick Fix

The cause of this water seepage problem is due to a windshield wiper cowl drain port that just happens to drip water directly onto cylinder #8. Given enough time and enough rain, the sparkplug port well will hold a significant amount of water that then has the opportunity to seep to the sparkplug and result in a rough running engine.

This was the Ford Quick Tip lesson provided by the FordTechMakuloco YouTube channel where its host explains this common problem with these Ford engines that does not require having to take your Ford truck to the dealership for repairs.

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Here’s the short video posted below that demonstrates the problem and shows a simple fix on what you can do about it to prevent it from happening to you:

2006-2010 Ford Explorer P0308 Cylinder 8 Misfire: Check This Out First Before Going to Your Mechanic

And finally…

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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