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Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly, Ford Mechanic
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 5470
Experience:  17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
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can you give me advice on what the problem is with my van as

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can you give me advice on what the problem is with my van as it missfires and smokes
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 4 years ago.
Hi,my name is mike and I will assist you with your question.
When the vehicle has these symptoms this is a indication that a cylinder is leaking down. The most common reason for this is a valve guide issue not letting the valves close properly. What I would suggest as a first step is to have a cylinder leak down test performed and this will determine which cylinder is causing the issue.