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).
Check engine light on? Codes?
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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