How do you fix a recurring number 1 cylinder misfire 91 mustang?
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Here are the best 10 answers 1 My P0300 code has been determined to be caused by low compression in 2 cylinders: due to burnt valves. 2 I had this same problem. I ended up having a new cat put on along with an engine modual and 3 coils!!! It is a lot cheaper to take it the shop trust me!!! …I learned a very important (expensive) lesson...300 dollars for everything! Cat coils and engine module were under warranty on my 99 Pontiac firebird good thing I purchased that extended warranty! 3 I have a '97 Chevy Venture with the p300 code and am a serious do-it-yourselfer. I changed the obvious plugs, wires, fuel filter, and checked the obvious fuel pressure coil primary and secondary pulled the injectors and looked at them and checked them.Knowing this wasnt the problem i still checked. But I suspected a blown headgasket in between the cylinders wich "wont cause overheating" for the real novioces. well wanting to confirm this i took it to the dealer for conformation and my advise don't take it. They told me everything under the sun was causing it so lets replace one thing at a time. Well my point is this code can be a little nightmare so check cylinder pressure with a gauge before spending lots of money and keep your calm. 4 Well i finally took it in to have a new engine put in i said screw the head gasket cause the motor had to come out anyway and had 175000 on the odometer so it was probly on its way out anyway and walla' my random misfire is gone and the thing runs like a top total bill 2600 dollars with a 3yr unlimited warranty by 4star engine i figured it was the head gasket or it may even have been leaking valves but its fixed and no new car payments for years to come. Sucked coming up with the money but it made sense to me since the van was in great shape. 5 well,i have i 96 camaro v-6--5 speed--i have had a baaaaad skip for quite a while --and since i am a do it myselfer--no way was i taking it to the shop.first put in new plugs and plug wires--if it is still skipping--by that i mean sluggish runs like on 4 cylinders--your check engine light is probably on--if your car is distributorless---(no distributor)-------it should have 3(6 Cyl.) coil packs --notice one end of spark plug wire goes to the spark plug and the other end goes to the coil pack--(one coil pack for 2 cylinders)--for my camaro--they were like 21.00 dollars each at autozone--replace all of them --it is very easy --unplug the spark plug wires from them one at a time---use some masking tape wrap around each plug wire with the number that corresponds to it on your coil pack--that way you put the wires back in the right order--draw a diagram also--just to be safe--(when you buy your new coil pack it wont have any numbers cause they are all the same part just put your wires back like they were--this is a must--to change the coil packs --it is just 2 screws--take them out pull up on the coil pack--and put the new one down and screw them down---i bet this will fix your problem 6 My '97 Firebird had a code 300 for years. The SES light would come on and off, on and off for days at a time. Everyone said it was all my performance modifications and the "Hot Cam" making it come on. It turned out I had a defective computer all this time. Changed computers- problem fixed thanks to PCMforless! 7 I had P0300 code on my 97 Camaro Z28 AFTER replacing ignition wires and found it was caused by damaged ignition wires due to incorrect routing of the wires themselves. There are two areas where the wires can be damaged very easily. One is where the wires go behind the alternator bracket on the passenger side of the engine. I had completely removed my alternator bracket to replace the spark plugs (they are NOT easy on the LT1). When I routed the new ignition wires I was in a hurry and didnt make sure they were out of the way when I reinstalled the alternator braket. They got badly pinched and the engine only ran a few hours before I started getting misfire error codes and REALLY bad performance. The second area where damage is likely is near the exhaust manifolds due to their close proximity to the wires. I suggest getting some heavy duty ty-wraps that can handle high temperature and carefully bundling and routing all the ignition wires away from trouble areas when you are replacing wires. The factory ignition wire guides and support brackets are difficult to remove and reattach to with the engine in the car. I completely removed my wire guides and brackets and ty-wrapped the ignition wireshem to the engine block and wiring harness making SURE they were routed as far away from heat and moving parts as possible. My P0300 code is gone and the car runs great now. 8 This can be a challenging code to troubleshoot. My experience has lead to different conclusions. Like above, I have seen worn plugs, bad wires bad coil packs, bad ignition modules, bad ECMs, bad fuel injectors. Rarley a bad headgasket. The most common ones seem to be on the 3.1 engines. Take it to an independent repair shop and try a fuel injection cleaning. the fuel additives won't resolve it as they remove the waxes, but don't really clean the injectors. A professional cleaning involves disconnecting the fule pump and running the motor on this cleaner. I have seen it resolve PO300 codes, make cars run incredibly better or also do nothing. 9 replace the camshaft, The lobes are flat. 10 1999 Chev. Lumina.Could not climb a hill and lacking power and pep.Scanner reveals code PO300--Misfiring on all cylinders.Too involved to try fix my self so took it to GM dealer.My heart sank when they told me" TRACED TO EXCESSIVE EXHAUSTPRESSURE 9psi @ 2000RPM.--Needs CATALYTIC CONVERTER REPLACED." I saw many hundreds $$$ flying out the window. My spirits soared when the mechanic told me ' IT IS UNDER WARRANTY'. Picked up car and NO CHARGE it was. It seems that emmission parts are warranted for 7 years in Canadaand I guess in US. (MORE)
its very simple.1st get the coil pack from the dealer .the # 6 cylinder is located in the front far left.the coil has a cover over them so u have to remove it.its held in place with 4 Allen screw.after u remove it the 3 coils in the front will be visible .find the #6 coil which is far left.there is …a plug attach to it. to remove press the button on the plug and it should pop off.be careful not to break it.there is a bolt that holding the coil in place.remove it and just pull coil out and replace it follwing the reverse directions. (MORE)
Answer . I would start by checking ou that cylinder. Look for a burnt boot for the spark plug that could cause a misfire. Is the wire seated correctly on the plug? This should not be a car with coil on plug ignition I do not think, but if so, the coil itself may be bad. Be sure the hole where the… plug is sitting is not filled with water or anything else. And your third cylinder in the third one from the front on the passenger side. its not a direct fire ignition car just check the plug(the side where the electrode is going into the motor) for black or white marks the plug is most likely fouled out replace the plug gap it correctly and stick it in and your ready to go (MORE)
Can fixing a cylinder 1 misfire on a 99 Cavalier 2.4L be ad simple as replacing plugs and rubber boots on the plugs?
Answer . Start by replacing all the plugs and plug wires. If you still have a miss, it can be a bad injector or low compression on that cylinder, which may mean a burnt valve or bad rings.. Answer . as an add-on to the previous post, there are a few cheaper methods of checking your ignition e…lectrical system. first would be to start the car at night and look under the hood at the wires, plug boots and if you can see it, the ignition coil. DO NOT TOUCH THE WIRES! if there is any kind of problem with these components, such as insulation failure, cuts, breaks or abrasions in plug wires, you may see some arcing and sparking. if you see this, the spark is going somewhere other than the plug and not causing ignition. IF YOU TOUCH THIS, THE VOLTAGE (UP TO 30,000 VOLTS IN A PROPERLY OPERATING SYSTEM) CAN END UP HITTING YOU! another cheap way to test for spark is a spark tester. you can usually pick them up from your local auto parts store (i know checkers/kragen/advance auto parts carries them). to use this, pull each wire from its plug one by one, connect it to the tester just like you would a plug, ground the tester to a bolt or other bare metal, and turn over the starter, if it's operating properly, you should see sparking from the tester electrode to the grounded housing. if they all work, your problem is elsewhere.. Don't rule-out your coil.One of mine went out,it only showed #2 cylinder misfire.On another z24, #2 misfire was caused by a cloging fuel injector.. (MORE)
Cylinder misfires come in many different flavors. Sometimes only 1 cylinder will fail, sometimes more, and sometimes it will jump around. The lesser amount of cylinders you have, the more noticeable the misfire will be. In all cases it depends on the condition of the electronics, and hardware (i.e.;… spark plugs, spark plug wires, coil/coil pack(s), etc.) In my experience, the lesser amount of electronics you have, the easier solving the problem will be. This answer applies only to gas powered internal combustion engines. Not diesel powered engines. First you want to make sure that ALL hoses and electrical connectors/wires are located in their correct place, and connected properly. Next to identify the problem. When does it miss? At idle or throughout the driving range (while at idle and in motion). Is it intermittent (does the miss occur randomly)? Does the vehicle seem to have 1 miss? Or more than one miss (This is more easily noted on vehicles equipped with motors that contain a smaller amount of cylinders)? Now to explore each question, I will use a hypothetical situation. I have a small car with a 4 cylinder motor. I drove it home last night, and when I started it this morning, it had a definite miss. To identify which of the cylinder(s) are misfiring, no actual tools are required. To find which cylinder(s) are having the problem, simply open the hood with the key "off," and check to see if anything is loose (i.e. a spark plug wire). If everything is snug, try removing one of the plug wires (NOTE: Only remove 1 plug wire at a time!). Then reach inside the car and try to start it. If you have a 4 cylinder motor any difference will become immediately apparent. In fact, most times the car will fail to start and stay running. If the plug wire you removed made no difference in the way the car runs, that means that cylinder is not firing. Replace the wire to its original location, and make sure that it is snug. Try another wire. Continue this process until you find the cylinder(s) that are causing the problem. (NOTE: Keep notes on which cylinder(s) are having the problem, and how the car behaves.) Once you have identified which cylinders are having the problem, it is now time to determine the source of the problem. On newer cars (approx. 1985-present, depending on make and model) the problem can be more complex to try and solve. In this scenario, I am using an older car. Now it is time to see if the spark plug is getting any spark. To test this, remove the spark plug wire from the bad cylinder's spark plug, and set it against something metal on the motor, for best results, place the metal tip of the wire slighty away from the metal object (like the valve cover), but close enough for the spark to arc across (approx. 1/4 inch is best). Start the car. If you look at the tip of the wire and there is a spark arcing across the wire to the motor, that wire is transmitting spark. If it does not, skip down to the next paragraph. Since the wire is transmitting spark, the next thing to check would be the spark plug. (At this point you will need tools) Remove the sparkplug from the misfiring cylinder, and check for detonation of the tip of the plug (plug tip is destroyed), corrosion(white chalky residue), and foulage (if the plug is wet, and it smells like gas, that means that there is fuel getting to the plug, but the plug is not igniting it. If the residue is oily, then there is oil seeping in through to the combustion chamber. If it is not oily or wet, but is black, that means that the plug is carbon fouled, either from too much fuel (a rich fuel mixture), or that the spark plugs have not been cleaned/ replaced in a long time. To test the spark plug, plug it back into its wire, and set it again against something metal (NOTE: Make sure the location your choose, has the least chance of falling over and into other moving parts). Start the car, and check for spark at the end of the plug, if there is no spark, the plug is dead, and needs to be replaced. If it does spark, that means that there is either a fuel delivery problem, sensor malfunction, or vacuum/vacuum hose leak, and not a spark issue. Its always a good idea to start off with an Ohm meter. This device measures the resistance through a given medium. This device will show you if there is a problem with a wire, plug, etc., and takes out alot of guess work. If you know how to operate one, it will be very useful, if not, find someone who does. When you've found someone that knows how to use one (or yourself), take the spark plug wire off that was not transmiting any spark. Set the ohm meter to check for continuity. Place one ohm meter wire at one end of the spark plug wire, and do the same with the other ohm meter wire on the opposing side of the spark plug wire. (NOTE: Most newer ohm meters are digital, so any continuity will make the digital readout change, on some older models, or special edition new ones, there is a needle, continuity detected on this model will cause the needle to move) When you measure the amount of resistance the wire has/does not have, compare you reading with what the resistance should be (On most wires, there is a printed readout stating what the resistance should be, if not, either look it up on the web, or contact the manufacturer or an auto parts store). Since all ohm meters are different, there may be more than one setting for checking for continuity. When you have found what the reading should be, compare it to what you got as a reading. Then (If applicable) switch to the other resistance measure setting, and take another reading. If both of the readings are a ridiculously large amount higher/lower then what the specifications read for that wire, then the wire is most likely bad. In which case, head to your auto parts store and/or call the dealership and check on a price for a new set. You will want to replace them all at the same time, and when you buy the wires in a box designed for your motor, it will come with the correct amount of wires. On most newer cars (and even some older ones) the wires are a certain length as to make it easier to determine which wire goes where (assuming that you do not know where they were previously). When you have the cables, replace 1 at a time. In most cases, the cables will be marked as to which cylinder they attatch to. On most V6 and V8 models, the even numbered cylinders are on the right side of the motor when the motor is facing forward, and also to the right of the motor when it is mounted transversely. The quickest way to tell which cylinder is #1, is to locate the end of the motor that has all of the belts on it, and it will be the fist cylinder on the left. Then #2 would be the first on the right, then #3 would be the 2nd on the left, and so on. Take all of the cables out of the box, and lay them on the ground. Arrange them in order from short to long. Depending on where your coil/distributor is, the arrangement of the cables may be different on the motor than on the ground. Assuming the the coil/distributor is in the middle of the motor (NOTE: On 4 cylinder models, the coil/distributor may be located on top of the motor, or on the side/front where the motor is mounted parallel/transverse respectively) Once you have located the wire for the #1 spark plug, take the end off of the coil/distributor cap, and replace it with the new one. Make sure that the wire you choose is long enough, but also that it is not too long. You should have enough slop in it to bend the wire up at least an inch. Then proceed with the next wires 1 at a time. Once they have all been replaced, and are on snug (you should hear a "snap" when the wire is connected properly to the plug), try starting the car. It should start up and run normally. If it does, the problem is solved. Fuel delivery problems are fairly easily found. The only problems the fuel delivery could face, are: Dead and/or malfunctioning fuel pump (may be intermittent, or only when hot/cold, under a load, etc.), partially/fully plugged fuel filter(s), very rarely a fuel line will break, however you would see/smell gas if it was. After that you have (if applicable) malfunctioning/dead fuel injectors, or the carburetor/throttle body has a mis adjusted air/fuel ratio. For these kinds of things and the even more complex things like sensors, if you don't have much finess with vehicles, and/or arent very good with troubleshooting, it would be wise at this point to consult a professional. I consider myself a professional at what I do, although there are tmes when I need to consult others for ideas. Back to the problem. Fuel pumps come in as many different locations and forms as peoples DNA comes in different sequences. So depending on the make model, and mostly the year, you may have to take it to a professional to have it diagnosed. For my hypothetical situation, the fuel pump is manual (Meaning it is not electrically operated) and is mounted on the side of the motor. 2 nuts, and the fuel lines are keeping it on the motor. CAUTION: Always relieve the fuel pressure in the lines before servicing the fuel system, and keep heat sources/burning materials (i.e. cigarettes) away from the gas and fumes. This can usually be done by removing the gas cap on older vehicles, and on newer vehicles, there is a small pin button on a gas line under the hood that you can depress to relieve the pressure. Once the pressure has been released determine where your fuel pump is. My vehicle as stated above, is on the motor, though I think you will find on most newer vehicles where the pump is operated electrically, the pump is either in the gas tank itself, or is of an "inline" type, meaning that there is a hose from the tank, to a filter, and then to the fuel pump, then from the fuel pump, another hose leads all the way up to the carburetor/throttle body. If the pump is located in the fuel tank, your best bet again if you are not very "good" with vehicles, is to take it to a professional, but if you are confident that you can work with the pump in the tank, and the removal of the pump from the tank, then continue on. Find the fuel pump, and turn the key to the "on" position. If you have an electric fuel pump, you should hear it running quietly for a few seconds. If it is making a lot of noise (Meaning you can hear it well over the motor while it is running), the pump either has something stuck in it, or is on its way out. In both cases, replacing the pump will become necessity soon enough. If the pump is running well enough to start the engine, that means that to test for the remaining part of the fuel pump will have to be done on the road whilst driving. To do this, get in the car, and drive out onto the road.(NOTE: If the car is missing badly, do not drive into traffic areas. Drive only in quiet areas, or at night when there is little traffic.) Determine if it is missing while driving it all the time, or just when you press on the accelerator. It is easiest to determine this with the driver window open all the way, so you can listen to the exhaust. If it not missing under a normal load, go out to a place that you can safely put your foot into it and place the fuel pump under a load. If it was missing at normal speed, there are still quite a few possibilities, however, if it is only missing when you have your foot in it, that eliminates a lot of things. Lets start with the idea that it only misses when you have your foot in it. Does it miss badly when you have your foot in it, or only intermittently? Does it feel/sound like it is missing at a steady pace, or randomly? If it is missing all the time you have your foot in it, and is steady, that means that chances are only 1 cylinder is having a problem. Which makes thing easier yet. Assuming that there is only 1 cylinder with a problem, if your vehicle has fuel injectors, grab the ye ol' trusty ohm meter, and set it up to test resistance/continuity. Take the wires off of one of the fuel injectors. Put the 2 prongs from the ohm tester on each prong of the injector. You should get a reading. Now, put those wiers back on just as you had them before, and take the wires off of another injector. Test it with the ohm meter. All of the injectors should have a similar reading. If there is one that is way off of the others, that means that injector you are testing is most likely bad. If it is missing randomly, or intermittently, its now time to check the fuel pump, and filter(s) out. On older vehicles, there is usually a easy to locate fuel pump under the hood. Mounted on the side, or front of the engine block. If it is located on the front, chances are, its sits close to the bottom of the motor. We will first test the filter(s). On my vehicle, the filter is small and white, out in the open, under the hood. Fuel filters come in about as many different forms if not more than the fuel pumps themselves. Determine whether your vehicle has 1 or 2 filters. To do this, start at the fuel tank, and work your way up the vehicle along the fuel line. There will only be a filter in areas of the line that are visible. No they don't try to hide them from you (unless you count ones in the tank in the tank). Most vehicles with a manual pump on the engine block have 1 filter. That filter is located mostly under the hood, and on rare occasions, underneath the vehicle along the fuel line. Locate the fuel filter and again, relieve the fuel system pressure. Then grab a container that you can hold or set underneath the fuel filter area so that any fuel that drips down can be caught. Remove the line after the fuel pump first (NOTE: If you want to be safer around the area, find a screwdriver that you can use to plug the fuel line to prevent any fuel from leaking). After you have done that, do the same with the line leading to the fuel filter from the tank. Plug this one for sure, otherwise all of the fuel in the tank can drain out. Once plugged, remove anything holding the fuel filter in place, and remove the filter. Drain any gas out if it that might be inside. To test the fuel filter for blockage, you can either: A; Blow through one end with your mouth, or B; use an air hose to blow through it. If you choose A, then take a clean rag, or shop towel, and wipe the end of the filter off. Place your mouth around the end of the filter, so that there is no way the air can escape, except through the other end of the filter. Blow into it. If you find that it is hard to blow through, blow harder but do not make your head spin by doing this. If you choose B, place an air nozzle on the end of the hose you wish to use, and insert it into the end of the fuel filter inlet. Very slowly, allow the pressure from the air nozzle escape into the fuel pump, if it seems to be flowing through well, then the filter is most likely OK. If it does not, apply more pressure to it, and see if you can coax it to blow something out if it. If applying more pressure does not change the amount of restriction, the filter is most likely paritally plugged in which case, a replacement will be needed. If blowing through option A, or B do not work, the filter is most likely 90%+ plugged, and it is amazing that the car ran at all. In which case a replacement is guaranteed to be needed. If a replacement is in order, replace the filter with an identical copy (found usually at an auto parts store, or dealership). After replacement, on electrically driven fuel pumps, turn the key "on" and "off" a few times, allowing the fuel pump to pump enough fuel into the lines to fill the filter back up. Then try to start the car. If that does not solve the problem, continue on. If the filter blows through fine, then place it back exactly as you found it. For the testing of a fuel pump, unless you feel like replacing it to see if that was it, take it to a professional, or if you have the right tools, you can check it yourself. The best idea here, is to take it to a profeesional and have them test it, in general, it doesnt take long to figure out if a fuel pump is bad. If you have the correct tools (Fuel pressure gauge), connect them via the manufacturers instructions. If the pump passes the test (and to totally test this, you will have to drive the vehicle with the tester/gauge hooked up), that means the fuel pump is in good enough condition to run the vehicle. Although the possibility of a mis adjusted air/fuel ratio is not negligable, chances are, that this is not causing the problem. If nothing above has solved the problem, your problem lies in these things including but not limited to: Brain Box (If applicable), various sensors (i.e.; O2 sensor, MAP sensor, cam sensor, crank sensor, etc.), and vacuum hoses/valves (i.e.; PCV Valve, EGR valve). Make sure that all of the vacuum hoses are connected properly and are not deteriorated and leaking. A good way to tell if a vacuum hose is leaking, is to listen for a hissing noise while the engine is running. On older cars with an air cleaner unit on top, there may be a mess of vacuum hoses underneath of the cleaner unit. Check to make sure that all vacuum hoses underneath are connected properly in the correct location. For most sensors, you cannot test them. Other than noted in a "Chilton" manual, testing of sensors is basically impossible. Other than to replace them, you will never know. Once again check over ALL electrical connectors, and wires, vacuum hoses, and that there are no leaks anywhere. Worse come to worse, you may have an internal problem, and problems such as those are noticable by means of a knocking noise, or other deep internal noise. Unless the motor is worn out, or abused, the chances of an internal problem are not likely. If none of the above has solved the problem, and you are fresh out of ideas, take it to a professional and have them check it out. Just make sure you take it to a mechanic that you trust, and not the cheapest way out. (MORE)
start with cleaning the fuel injectors. then replacing spark plugs. Plug wires. Checking Coil Pack towers for cracks/damage replace if needed. Check Fuel Injection/Ignition/ECM wiring for damage. Check Engine/ECM Grounds. Replace Ignition module. Check Engine Compression/excessive piston ring…/valve wear. Replace ECM/PCM (MORE)
Answer . \nIt sounds like this did not start with the last plug change. I have found in the past that the "Coils on Plugs" seem to start loosing the spark about 50,000 to 65,000 miles on my Fords. It happens cause the run so hot. At least here in the Texas heat....Anyway, it sounds like you have… one weak plug or one weak coil. There is a way to check these coils to find the bad ones and I'm sure someone one the web will tell you. But, I'm lazy, if I'm going in there for one coil, I will do them all and the plugs at the same time. My luck would be to have another one go bad after a week or so, so, change them all. It is always worth the investment. (MORE)
Answer . \nA spark plug that doesnt fire or a coil that doesnt fire Try a new set of plugs and wires
Answer . Depends On What Is Causing It. See If Spark Plug Is OK. Next See If It It Firing As It Should. If Not Try Subituting Thast Plug Wire. If No Help. Run A Complete Compression Test.. This Is Done (1) Remove All Spark Plugs. ( 2 ) Hold Gas Peddle All The Way Down < so engine can get maximum… air flow > Place Compression Testes On Each Plus And Get Readings. GOOD LUCK.\none other thing A Good Engine Machine Shop Can Give Information Of What These Readings Should Be. (MORE)
How do you fix a recurring number 4 cylinder misfire diagnostic code on a Windstar 3.8L engine after changing sparkplugs and wires?
You may have something wrong with that cylinder that is causing aloss of compression or a loss of combustion on that cylinder. Thosethings were notorious for head gasket deterioration, which causedcoolant to enter the cylinder, leading to a misfire, esp on initialstart up. Also, you may have a fault…y coil tower on your coil pack. I haveseen many coil packs needing replaced due to one coil failing onit. You also have 6 injectors that are fired by the computer. Ifyou have a problem with the #4 injector, the #4 injector circuit,or the #4 injector driver in the computer, that would lead to aP0304 code. Another situation I see frequently: If that engine has individualEGR ports to each cylinder, located in the intake manifold (somefrom about 96 on did), you may have a situation where all but #4are stopped up. What happens is, when the EGR is commanded on, theimbalance of EGR gasses entering the cylinders causes that cylinderto go excessively lean in comparison with the other cylinders, thuscausing a misfire on that cylinder. It is never good to just blow parts on a vehicle when you have atrouble code and a check engine light. You need to determine whatcould cause a cylinder to misfire. The main causes of misfire to acylinder are lack of ignition, lack of fuel, air/fuel to lean tothat cylinder ( a vacuum leak right near that cylinder can alsocause this), Loss of compression, or coolant entering cylinder.Answer WINDSTARS HAVE A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THERE EGR PORTS(IN THE LOWERINTAKE MANIFOLD) PLUGGING UP WITH CARBON -IF YOU REMOVE THE UPPERPLENUM(UPPER INTAKE USUALLY BLACK PLASTIC HOUSING ON ENGINE)YOU CANCLEAN THE PORTS OUT WITH A SMALL PICK-THIS PROBLEM WILL CAUSE AMISSFIRE CODE EVERYTIME Answer I have a 98 Windstar and about two years ago the check engine lightturned on. I asked my neighbor, who is a mechanic for a local Forddealership, about it. He said that a Ford mechanic is the only onewho can "turn it off". They have a computer that they plug into theengine and tells you what is wrong. Then they are the only ones whehave a code that turns the light off. In my case it was cracked 3"long rubber air tube. We had the same problem with our '96 Windstar. #4 & 5 cylinderscame up in the computer as being bad. New plugs & wires helped#4, but #5 was still showing bad. Turns out, even though theinjector code did not show up, 2 of the injectors were bad. Thistook care of the light problem. We did NOT have to go to a Forddealer in order to get the light to go out... your regular mechanicshould have diagnotic tools and be able to "flush" your computer'smemory of the bad codes. Answer I have the same problem on my 96 windstar with > 100000 miles.This is apparently a common problem with high mileage windstars(3.8L) and assuming sparks, fuel, injectors, o2 sensors etc. checkout OK, it is caused by the build up of carbon in the EGR orificesin the lower intake manifold. The problem can be fixed by removingthe upper intake manifold and cleaning the carbon deposits from theEGR orifices. The misfire happens because the orifices on ports2,3,4,5,6 get blocked first (#1 furthest from EGR valve) thereforewhen the EGR valve opens, most of the recirculated exhaust gases goto #1 cylinder weakening the mixture excessively resulting inmisfiring. -- I had the same problem on my 96 Windstar @ about 100k miles andreceived the same diagnosis of carbon buildup on the intakemanifold. We removed the manifold for thorough cleaning anddiscovered a blown manifold gasket at the #1 cylider. i had the same problem with my van, I took it to the dealer andthey checked it out as being the coil going bad. so far so goodwith it. Answer did you disconnect the neg battery termanl to reset your CPU &if so do you still have the miss it could be a coil or wire Answer I had the same problem on my 1996 Windstar and found that the #2fuel injector was bad Answer The plug, wire or coil could be the problem. Usually if the injector is failing you will get different codes. I just replaced plugs and wires from a 2002 and they were in verybad condition. The van had 90,000 or so miles on it. When thesewere changed it ran like a new van. The back three plugs were just awesome. (sarcastic) That is anotherissue though. Good luck. See "Related Questions" below Answer (MORE)
new plug, plug wire, and coil if its a 1998 and up ls1 also check your injectors it may be clogged so if that doesnt fix it put fuel system cleaner into your trans next time you fill up
This is actually fairly easy. I just did it myself, but for cylinder 2. You need to get a new cylinder which will cost about $50 from Schucks. While you're at it get 6 new spark plugs. Pop off the black plastic cover (both parts of cover) under the hood that's held down by 5 or 6 hex screws. Unde…r there you will find the 6 cylinders. They should be labeled, but if not they go from #1-6 working from left to right, if you are facing the engine. Simply unscrew the bolt that holds down the #4 cylinder, disconnect the wiring, replace with your new one, change the spark plug and then put it back on. That's it. I went ahead and replaced all my spark plugs while I was there. Dont forget to disconnect the battery though....it's in the trunk. Worked for me and now she runs like a champ again. Good luck. (MORE)
Answer . Depending on year of vehicle - some have a separate coil for each cylinder 2 may be bad? Check plugs Check plug wires Do a compression check to see if problem is internal
Answer . First thing to do is replace the plugs and wires if you have not done so. It you have or if replacing them does not fix the problem then have a compression test run.
If cylinder 3 on a Ford Explorer is misfiring, it might be possibleto fix it by changing the coil pack for that cylinder. The sparkplug might also need to be taken out and re-gapped or replaced. Ifneither of these options work, the spark plug wire can be checked.
It can be the spark plug or the plug wire. In some cases it could be a vacuum leak.
A misfire is normally caused by bad plugs or plug wires, vacuum leak, burnt valve, blown head gasket, etc. Start by replacing the plugs, and go from there.
First,. Thing you do is get the codes.. Second,. If it is a 4.6L change plug and wire, and if 5.4L Just change plug and coil pack.
A cylinder misfire could be from a bad spark plug, bad spark plugwire, or a bad coil. It could also be caused by a plugged or faultyfuel injector.
1st check the spark plug, make sure the electrode didn't brake off and it is clean and properly gapped, next check the plug wire make sure it's not broken or arcing out. If the wire appears ok change it anyways, it could be broke where you can't see it. If those two checks don't cure it , remove the… injector elec. connector and see if it changes the performance of the engine, if it changes the performance and it runs a little more rough, the inj, is good, if no change to the performance the inj. is bad. (MORE)
A cylinder misfire can be cause by a bad spark plug or a bad fuelinjector. Replace the spark plug to see if the problem iscorrected.
If it's JUST misfiring on cylinders 5 and 3, run a compression test. If the compression is down you'll need to remove the heads and inspect for damage or worn valves. Since you didn't specify what kind of engine, I can only assume either a V6 or V8, and many "V" configuration engines have all ev…en cylinders on one side and odd on the other. If I can make an assumption, I would assume that the cylinders that are misfiring are adjacent to each other, giving a little more concern that it might be a failed head-gasket, but you won't know until the head is removed. But again, check the compression first. If compression is up across all cylinders, focus on electrical. Some engines used "coil packs" which caused a single coil to fire two cylinders. If that's the case you could have a problem with the coil pack or the electronics that fire it. (MORE)
Bad spark plug?. Bad plug wire?. COP (Coil on Plug?) Bad coil?. Bad valve? Do a compression test. Bad piston? Do a compression test. All of the above to include a vacuum leak such as a bad intake manifold gasket.
1998 Acura CL 2.3 cylinder 1 cylinder 4 and all cylinders misfire misfire code how do you fix this I tried the coil pack ignition module wires plugs with no luck?
There is a good chance the hose leading to the EGR is leaking or has collapsed
2.3 L - 4 cylinder. FIREWALL. 4. 3. 2. 1. FRONT. -----------------------------------------------------------. 5.0 L - V8. FIREWALL. 4 - 8. 3 - 7. 2 - 6. 1 - 5. FRONT
First you need to determine the cause of the problem, injector?, plug, plug wire, coil , is the "light on "One thing you could try is start the engine and move the plug wires around "shake" to see if you get a misfire other than that bring it to me. First you need to determine the cause of the prob…lem, injector?, plug, plug wire, coil , is the "light on "One thing you could try is start the engine and move the plug wires around "shake" to see if you get a misfire other than that bring it to me. First you need to determine the cause of the problem, injector?, plug, plug wire, coil , is the "light on "One thing you could try is start the engine and move the plug wires around "shake" to see if you get a misfire other than that bring it to me. First you need to determine the cause of the problem, injector?, plug, plug wire, coil , is the "light on "One thing you could try is start the engine and move the plug wires around "shake" to see if you get a misfire other than that bring it to me. First you need to determine the cause of the problem, injector?, plug, plug wire, coil , is the "light on "One thing you could try is start the engine and move the plug wires around "shake" to see if you get a misfire other than that bring it to me. First you need to determine the cause of the problem, injector?, plug, plug wire, coil , is the "light on "One thing you could try is start the engine and move the plug wires around "shake" to see if you get a misfire other than that bring it to me (MORE)
I'll bet from my experience that its a coil pack that sits on top of your spark plug. I have replaced 3 on my 99 expedition. The misfire code is what my 99 read all 3 times. go ahead and replace the spark plug while your at it. --------------------------------------------- Auto Zone will read you…r codes for FREE... Like the above person said, I bet it's a coil pack ,bad plug or wire. The 5.4L has a coil pack on each plug. The 4.6L has only two coil packs. Firing Orders; (4.6L - 5.4L) ************* Firewall ************ (Passenger Side) 4 * 8 (Drivers Side) (Passenger Side) 3 * 7 (Drivers Side) (Passenger Side) 2 * 6 (Drivers Side) (Passenger Side) 1 * 5 (Drivers Side) ************ Radiator ************* (MORE)
if you have a misfire clyder 1, you need to have a scan tool hooked up to. the data link connector. the light can be reset, how ever there might be. a reason this happened. when the light is reset and goes out then your. car has in intermittent fault, if the lite comes back on, right away then yo…u. have a problem, with either a coil pickup, spark plug, would need to be. diagnosed to complete the repair (MORE)
because it is a suzuki verona if you make an intense research about the car you will notice it is a symptom of the engine death better trade it in or sell it before you have a body of car with no engine. its like a person who is infected with HIV and now they are having the symptom of AIDS
try a tune up, make sure valve cover gasket is not leaking into #4 spark plug tube,check spark plug wires and coil.
You locate the cause of the random misfire and take corrective actions against that; be it a coil, plug, wire, coil boot or crank sensor.. A random misfire is as it states - a misfire that happens randomly in possibly a random cylinder as well. They can be hard to diagnose, as well and it is recomm…ended that you take vehicle to a qualified, ASE certified shop for diagnostics. (MORE)
That is usually electrical. Depending in the vehicle, a spark plug wire, a spark plug, or a coil, if individual coil.
How do you fix a recurring number 4 cylinder misfire diagnostic code on a 1996 Windstar with 3.8L engine after changing sparkplugs and wires?
Under the upper intake (the plastic one) there are egr ports one for each cly, they will stop up with carbon causing the least stopped up one to get too much egr circulation thus leaning out that cly causing a miss usually on a cruise. Clean out all 6 ports with whatever you have that will fit the h…ole. (MORE)
Auto Zone will check codes for FREE. . It maybe a bad plug, wire or coil pack. . When was the last tuneup ? . It maybe time.
i have a 2003 expedition was getting error code on cylinder 3 (auto zone) free engine light checks for codes, 1234 cylinder run on passenger side from firewall 4321 is order (u can get that free also) replace ignition coil 45.00 and plug 3.00 bucks should be able to get shade tree guy to do for 50.0…0 dollars or less. buddy and i did my was alittle tricky he had smaller hands and we was able to do it within hour time, be careful putting plug back in we use anti seize and put alittle more torq presure to tightin check ur plugs for any wetness, antifreeze, dry and hard crystals. could be leak also get fuel injection cleaner run threw tank (MORE)
2006 Pontiac grand prix recurring number 4 cylinder misfire diagnostic code? What could it be?
The most likely problem is a bad coil pack. All cylinders have individual coil packs and the number 2 cylinder coil pack has probably gone bad. Just go to your local Ford dealer or higher end auto parts store and buy a new one. They are around $40.00. Remove the positive battery terminal. Then simpl…y remove the small bolt holding the coil pack in place (I think it is a 7.5mm, yes, a specialized size). You should not have to remove the fuel rails as some people say. The boot portion of the coil pack is very flexible and the entire unit can be easily manipulated around the fuel rail. The spark plug to boot connection is a fairly loose fit. It does not "snap" onto the spark plug as with traditional spark plug wires. The retaining bolt holds it in place. Then, just reconnect your positive battery terminal and the problem should be fixed. This starts happening to the coil packs at around 100,000 miles. (MORE)
What could need fixing on a 2000 Nissan maxima with the check engine light on and otc scan reading multiple misfire on cylinder 1?
Probably the number two ignition coil. Also check the spark plug and the wiring to the coil.
Probably the easiest thing to do is take the cylinder coil and swap it with another cylinder. Start the car and see if the misfire moves to the new cylinder, If it does the problem is either the coil or the plug boot. If it doesn't move, check the spark plug for breaks in the porcelin and plug gap. …next check the connection to the cylinder coil. It is most likely the coil but they are a little pricey so it's worth it to take the time to troubleshoot a little. Good luck to you. (MORE)
Man,change your coil and it will fire again!! :)| i have already change coil on cylinder one 2 times ..so mazda love it his coils!!!!
1) Have vehicle scanned to determine which cylinder is misfiring 2) Does vehicle have C.O.P. (coil on plug)? usually a bad ignition coil on that cylinder 3) Remove spark plug from that cylinder and do a compression test to determine if problem is internal to the engine (bad valve or ring).
Depends on why it is missing. First thing is to replace the spark plugs and plug wires. If it is still missing then run a compression test.
1st you should determine the cause of the misfire: Does the vehicle have "coil on plug" ignition system? Could be a bad coil Could be a bad spark plug or wire Do a compression test to see if problem is internal to the engine: Burned valve or bad piston You can drive vehicle, however fuel mileage… will be bad and you will probably ruin the catalytic converter (MORE)
It is probably the coil pack. To find out for sure remove the coil pack from number three andÂ switch it with the coil pack from number four. Run the engine for awhile until the light comes back. If the new code shows that the problem has movedÂ to number three, you know that coil pack is bad. …Otherwise it is probably the wire or wire connector going to the coil pack or possibly a bad spark plug. Good luck (MORE)
Replace all the spark plugs and plug wires. If that does not solve the problem look at the coils.
How do you fix a recurring number 4 cylinder misfire diagnostic code on a lesabre 3.8L engine after changing sparkplugs and wires?
most times it is a bad coil pack there are three ignition coils mounted on top of the ignition module. one coil supplys 2 cylinders with spark. original coils have the cylinder number stamped on the coil so you know what coil feeds #y cylinder. 80 percent its a coil failure 20 percent the module fai…l and signal is interrupted to coil.if you don't want to just change coil.without proof,you can switc coil with another remember to mark the number of the cylinders on the ignition wires before you switch coils as the coils have a firing order that must be followed. when you switch coils and test drive check the coses for misfire again if the miss moves to a different cylinder number the coil is bad. if the number is still four with the coils switched,the ignition module if probably bad, these coils usually tes good when you ohm test them but these coils usually break down under engine load and heat,your coil can pass a ohm test but still be bad. there cheap enough just put new #4 coil in it. p.s you need a 5.5 millimeter socket to remove coils (MORE)
most cylinder misses are caused by a bad ignition wire if they are 5yrs or 60,000 old they should have been changed,same with spark plugs, other problems with buick ignition system is they have 1 coil that feeds two cylinders they are known to fail also. sometimes one cylinder fails and some fail on… both cylinders.if you have a constant miss try changing coil after cetrifiying plug and wires are good. the ignition modules are known to fail by not giving spark signal to coils.you can put new wires and plugs if miss is still there change the cyl with # 3 on it they come cheap now. I you need module that can run you about 250.. (MORE)
An engine cylinder misfire is what happens when combustion isincomplete. How much it costs to fix will depend on the type of carand the year it was manufactured.
It could simply be a dirty spark plug, pull it and clean theaccumulated carbon off the firing end, re-gap and replace. See ifthat fixes the problem. You'll probably have to do them all to findthe cyclinder that is misfiring. If that fails, buy a new set ofspark plug wires and replace. Finally, check… the distributer andcap for carbon tracking which can steal the spark from an adjacentplug wire. As far as cost goes, even if you did all of thsesthings; it would likely be under $100.00. (MORE)
First thing is to find out why it is missing. On a 14 year old engine replace the spark plugs and wires if you have not done so recently. Also see if the fuel injector is working properly on the cylinder with the miss. If this is not the problem then run a compression test to see if there is a blown… head gasket, broken ring, or burnt valve on that cylinder. If it has coil over plugs then check that coil. Have your local auto parts store read the code(s) to determine which cylinder has the misfire. The code(s) should include one or more of the following, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308. The last number on each code determines the cylinder at fault. P0300 is for a random misfire. Once you have determined which cylinder is at fault, remove the spark plug and notice if the business end of the spark plug is wet or dry. If it is wet, you probably have a spark issue be it a bad spark plug, spark plug wire or cap and rotor. If the spark plug is clean and dry, you may have a fuel injector problem. If all that checks okay, do a compression test and compare that cylinder reading with the other cylinders. Ideally, you would like to see all the cylinders compression readings be within 10-15% of each other. If that bad cylinder has low compression you may have a valve or piston rings issue. (MORE)