In my case the actual spark plug tube came loose. Also the spark plug tube gaskets my be leaking.AnswerBadly worn piston rings may cause this. AnswerCommon problem with these engines, actually a cheap fix by a dealership. The sleeves that lead down to the sparkplugs seem to come loose after time and the gaskets fail causing oil to form on the top of your sparkplugs. The early signs are a faint smell of oil when your car warms up but no sign of an oil leak. After a wile the oil will get between the plug wire and the plug itself causing the car to misfire and eventually short out the electronis. To avoid more problems I would recommend taking it to the dealer, where they will pull the valve cover and replace the gaskets and reset your valve cover.. that costs no more than $90-$150, at least when I had mine done at 172,000 miles on my 2001 R/T. The dealership should know about this problem if you describe it to them.
if a cylinder is not firing there will be no spark at the spark plug. Carefully twist as you pull the ignition wire out and start the engine. when the wire gets close to the spark plug you should see an arc. This means the cylinder is firing
If you know which cylinder is not getting a spark you should know why. Put a new plug and lead in No. 4. and see what happens.
You can count the number of spark plugs. A four-cylinder engine will have two spark plugs on each side of the engine. A six-cylinder engine will have three spark plugs on each side of the engine.
If they know how, anyone can work on a car.
Well they are hidden by the spark plug boots ;-)
the coil packs are numbered per cylinder
Depending on how many you crossed the engine would fail to run or run very roughly as the spark to the cylinder is not timed correctly
Locate which cylinder is dead, remove the spark plug, if the spark plug is bone dry the injector is probably not working.
First things to look at are your distributor cap and rotor, spark plug for that cylinder, and the spark plug wire to that cylinder. If you can't see anything physically wrong with any of those, try switching the spark plug with one from another cylinder, if the misfire moves to the new cylinder, you'll know the plug is bad. If it wasn't the plug, try switching the plug wire with another of the same or similar length, again, if the misfire moves to the new cylinder, you'll know the wire is bad. If that doesn't help, ask "What could cause misfire?" in the Ask box above or click on the link below to that question and answer. There is a lot of information about misfires there.
Well I have answered this already on another post. But to keep it simple.. Why not do 1 cylinder at a time.. Then what difference does it make for spark plugs.
I just replaced the timing belt on my 98 camry 4 cly and know it has now spark and im am positive that it is in time
1.5 or 1.8 engine? I don't know the specs for the 1.5, but 1.8 is 0.039 to 0.043 of an inch. I am assuming you meant spark plug gap.
Take the cap off the distributor and crank the engine until you see the timing marks line up. When they do, the number one cylinder is at TDC. Now simply look to see which post the rotor on the distributor would be pointing to (remember the cap is off). If you can't find the timing marks, stick a screw driver in the number one cylinder spark plug hole and crank until the piston moves the screw driver out as far as it will go.
I'd know more if you told me its location, but it is probably the spark coil. Is there a thick wire running from the coil to the distributor, and from there thick spark wires running to each cylinder?
nevermind found it. if anyone wants to know, it is in the coin holder at the top next to the driver
Number one cylinder is the first one up front on the passenger side.
Many Ford V-8's number 1 cylinder would be located on the passenger side bank most forward cylinder. It would be helpful to know which engine you have to be sure.
possibly the coil, it is the most common problem. what I do is remove the coil clean the spark plug and remove the coil and spark plug from the cylinder next to it and swap it clear the code and drive it if the same cylinder triggers light you the problem is not ignition , on the other hand, if the swapped cylinder triggers light you now know that you need coil and plugs.
If the spark plug end (combustion chamber end) is coated with dry, black soot, it indicates weak spark or incomplete combustion. Note that this doesn't necessarily mean that the plug is bad; weak spark more often indicates a faulty coil or plug wire or, sometimes, an overfuelled cylinder.
Could be a bad plug wire,spark plug,coil. Really need to know what your working on and the engine size.
On a 2001 Ford Ranger , 2.5 liter four cylinder engine : The spark plug firing order is ( 1 - 3 - 4 - 2 ) The spark plug wires connect to the two coil packs : ( 3 - 1 ) Spark plug wires on exhaust side ( passenger side of engine ) ( 2 - 4 ) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ( 4 - 2 ) Spark plug wires cross over top of engine to intake side ( driver side ) ( 1 - 3 )
it has 8 spark plugs why i dont know but it has 8 ------------------------------------------------------------------- The 2.3 L four cylinder engine has Fords twin plug ignition system ( 8 spark plugs ) There are 2 spark plugs per cylinder , 1 sparkplug fires on the " power stroke " and 1 sparkplug fires on the exhaust stroke to reduce the emissions The 2.9 L / 3.0 L / and 4.0 L - V6 engines have 6 sparkplugs
Personally, If you do not know how many spark plugs your motorcycle uses, you probably don't need to be riding it. My feelings aside, the Suzuki GSX-R 750(as well as all models in the GSX-R family, the Yamaha R1, R6, the Honda CBR family, and the kawasaki zx/zzr family) are Inline 4 -cylinder engines(I-4). As with any engine, you need one spark plug per cylinder. Since you have an I-4, you would need 4 spark plugs. If you have a V-twin or a parallel twin, you need 2 spark plugs. If you have a single cylinder engine(scooters, most dirtbikes or any other very small cc engine), you only need one cylinder. You will also need to make sure you buy the proper spark plug, and GAP THE SPARK PLUG TO THE CORRECT GAP!!!! I do not know the gap off the top of my head, but you should be able to find it in your owners manual, or do some searching online.
If you are wondering how many cylinders a newer hemi has, it is 8, however on a Ram truck for instance they have 16 spark plugs, which takes a couple of hours to replace if you know what you are doing. Pass side 2-4-6-8 driver side 1-3-5-7