Cost Estimate for Repairing Misfiring Cylinder in 2003 Ford Taurus (?)

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Owen Evelyn Scott asked 6 months ago
I've been facing a problem with my 2003 Ford Taurus - the #3 cylinder is misfiring. I'm trying to get a sense of how much it might cost to fix this issue. I've seen a few suggestions ranging from spark plugs or wires, potential fuel pressure regulator issues, or even something more serious involving the engine. I'm also curious about other potential causes besides plugs and wires. The error code I've retrieved is P2170. Any advice on what might be causing this and the expected repair costs?
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Zack Norman Staff answered 6 months ago
Hey there, Owen! Firstly, diagnosing a misfiring cylinder can indeed be a bit tricky as it could stem from various issues, so I can understand why it's hard to find a correct estimate for how much it'll cost to fix it, given that there could be numerous underlying faults that could be causing it - different problems cost different amounts. The cost of repair can vary widely depending on the root cause:
  1. Spark Plugs or Wires: This is often the most common and least expensive fix. Replacing spark plugs and wires could cost around $100-$200, including parts and labor.
  2. Fuel System Issues: If the misfire is due to fuel injector problems or a fuel pressure regulator, the cost could be higher. Replacing a fuel injector might cost between $150 and $500 per injector, including labor.
  3. Exhaust Pressure Regulator Vent Solenoid (P2170 Code): This specific code points to an issue with the exhaust pressure regulator vent solenoid. The repair for this could range from $200 to $400, depending on parts and labor costs.
  4. Other Potential Causes: These could include a faulty ignition coil, wiring issues, or even more serious internal engine problems. Costs here can range from as little as $50 for a coil pack to several thousand dollars if there's significant engine damage.
Remember, it's crucial to get a precise diagnosis from a trusted mechanic. Misfires can be symptomatic of a range of issues, and correct identification is key to effective and economical repairs. I hope that answers your question! Zack - Motor Verso Mechanics Team