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I have a 1999 Lincoln town car with the 4.6 engine, recently

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i have a 1999 Lincoln town car with the 4.6 engine, recently purchased has 91,000 miles may have been set up for a while, does not miss when idling, but when you get to 35 to 40 mph there is a definite miss
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Ronnie replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Ronnie replied 1 year ago.

Are you able to scan the computer system to see which cylinder is dropping out?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no i have not , does auto zone or another auto store do that ?
Expert:  Ronnie replied 1 year ago.

Yes Auto Zone can run a scan for you at no charge. This type of misfire is in most cases either a failing coil or a bad spark plug and the scan should show you which cylinder is misfiring. Once you know which one it is, try swapping the coil from the cylinder next to the bad one and see if the misfire moves. If it dose then replace the coil. If it dose not move then suspect a bad spark plug.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
my check engine light is not on , but i have a definite miss-fire , auto zone said their scanner would only show a code if check engine light is on . is this correct ?
Expert:  Ronnie replied 12 months ago.

If the misfire has happen frequently enough you can usually pull a code for the misfiring cylinder. I would have the scan done and see if there is a code.