I have a 2001 Ford Escape 3.0l V6. When idling, it sputters (rpm drops below 500) . When Im driving and try to speed up, it sputters (even on an incline).


Asked by Feb 05, 2015 at 07:46 AM about the 2001 Ford Escape XLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The IAC valves were replaced. All 6 coil-on-
plugs were replaced.

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Bob Beaman

Check engine light on? Codes?

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Yes, 0305

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Bob Beaman

P0305 is misfire at cylinder #5. Possible causes are, bad spark plug, bad coil on plug at cylinder #5. If it were mine I first would change the sparkplugs than I would move the #5 coil to to another cylinder to see if the miss and related code moves. If the miss doesn't move I would suspect the #5 fuel injector. Also if you replaced the coils with non Ford aftermarket parts there maybe issues with those.

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