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I have a evaporative emissions control valve code as well as

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I have a evaporative emissions control valve code as well as miss fire in cylinder 2 and 4 on a 97 mercury tracer. The engine is making a horrific knocking noise. Do you know what this might be?
Submitted: 1 year ago via Mitchell1DIY.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome I'm Chris aka Moose

On the misfire issue, we need to check and verify the coil is producing spark on those cylinders, then verify the plug wires are good and the removed plug will produce spark. Next we need to use a noid light to test the fuel injector pulse. If both are good then a compression test will be needed to see if there is internal engine damage. I will need to know the code you have to diagnose the EVAP.

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Thanks Chris

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

I really hate that you came to Just Answer, paid to get an answer, but appears like you left not happy nor pleased with my help. I am still here available to help more. We can start over or just pick up where we left off. Let me know what I can do, so you will be pleased with my assistance.

Chris