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Ford misfire, and no check engine light. YES there is a way to find these misfires! Often called "phantom" misfires.

It's possible to find a misfire in your Ford, even if there is no check engine light. All you need is an OBDII scanner with Mode 6 function.

Pictures on an OBDII Scanner


It is a common situation. You're driving your F150, F250, E150 van, or Expedition, etc and you can feel the engine skipping here and there. So of course you have your handy dandy OBDII scanner with you, so you plug it in to find out which cylinder is misfiring. There's just one problem......There's no check engine light, so your scanner won't show any codes and say everything is okay. So you think to yourself  "Wait, I know my vehicle is misfiring for sure!". So how do you find and fix this issue? You have 2 options. 1: Just throw parts at it to hope it fixes the problem, or 2: take it to the dealership who is going to charge you an arm and a leg just to find the problem.


However, these are not your only options. There's an easy way to find these misfires, and it is with an OBDII scanner with mode 6 functionality. Don't get intimidated just yet! It's 2017, and technology has gotten really cheap. You can find an OBDII scanner with mode 6 online for around $50 and up. Locally may be $200, but believe me, this is not just a one time use tool. The diagnostic charge alone may cost just as much, if not more than the scanner itself. This tool can be used on all of your vehicles 1996 and newer. We made a video on how to find and use this tool. TRUST ME, this will save you hundreds of dollars in the short run, and thousands of dollars in the long run!


See the video on Youtube how to use the Mode 6 scanner. It's very easy!