Q: Engine misfiring in the sixth cylinder on a 2009 Ford Edge

asked by on

My 2009 Ford Edge is getting engine misfiring in the cylinder number six and I recently changed the sparkplugs. When I try to get past 40, the car kicks before going higher. What do I have to do to fix this?

Misfires can be caused by many things, but at least you know it is in the cylinder number six. What I would try next is to swap the ignition coil from six to one, and one to six. If the misfire moves to one, you’ll know that the ignition coil assembly is bad, so replace it. You can also do the same with the fuel injector. You can swap number six’s injector with one’s injector. If the misfire moves, you’ll know that the fuel injector is bad.

You want to pray it’s one of those because if it’s not that, then it can often be the head gasket starting to blow, or you’ve got the problem with the computer wiring system not working right. However, commonly the problem is with the coil or fuel injector. I’d recommend having it looked at by a certified mechanic if your problem persists, they will be able to pinpoint and fix your misfiring engine.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Engine misfiring in the sixth cylinder on a 2009 Ford Edge

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Idles roughly

Hey there. The intake gasket leaking will generally cause a lean fuel condition which can cause the idle to run high or poorly in the case of cylinders misfiring. The misfire may also be a result of of the intake...

Q: After parts replaced, bubbles in reservoir

Hello. If all of the air is out of the system then the issue is internal. It is typically caused by a blown head gasket. This can occur when the leak is really small. When it is small enough the...

Q: Why does my car jerk & accelerate by its self?

From what you've described, the jerking is most likely due to a misfire or a vacuum leak on the engine. You should have all the spark plugs and wires checked for misfiring after your computer is scanned for a misfire...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.