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2004 Ford Explorer XLT: 4.0L..Diagnostic codes p0301, p0303, p0304

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2004 Ford Explorer XLT with 4.0L engine. Diagnostic codes p0301, p0303, p0304, and p0316. Previously changed all spark plugs, wires, ignition coil, and crankshaft position sensor, cleaned all fuel injectors, and changed Cylinder #1 fuel injector. When the coil was changed two years ago, the problem went away for a month when there had only been p0301 and p316. The other codes indicated above came on in the last month and the engine now experiences hesitation when going up hills and at speeds between 65 and 70 mph.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Glenn replied 7 years ago.

hello there,


I would suggest testing compression on all cylinders to start off with. Please post All the readings you get. Do you hear any timing chain noise? How many miles are on this truck? What is the fuel pressure? and does it hold that pressure for a few minutes with key turned back off?

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