My daughters car, 1998 honda accord/ 6 cylinder was told that she needs new coil plus is running on 5 cylinders. If the coil is replaced will this help the cylinder problem. How do we fix the problem of the cylinders?
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Re: running on 5 cylinders and needs new coil
If the cylinder is not working because ofspark a coil may solve the problem. If the cylinder is not working because of compression, it may be a bad valve intake or exhaust bad piston rings etc. A guide to go by is when you check the compression with a compression guage. The difference shouldn't be more than 10 psi between each. Good Luck
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this usually indicates a cylinder misfire. Two things you can do.
1. remove the coils or wires one at a time until you find the cylinder that is not working. Than inspect the components on the cylinder (plug, wire, coil, etc)
2. scan the computer for codes. You should get a P030X (the X will be a number 1-6 depending on what engine you have). whatever number is shown is the cylinder that is misfiring. for example P0304 would be a number four cylinder misfire, P0302 would be a number two cylinder misfire.
Cylinder #2 is the the second spark plug counting from the right to left.
EX.Below are spark plug on engine
' (oil cap) '
' (4) (3) (2) (1) '
Your misfire can be cause by couple of things but the cheapest way that you can try to fix your car is to do a tune up by replacing:
1)all spark plugs
2)do a oil change
3)spark plug wires
3)distributor cap and rotor
note misfire can be cause by:
2.spark plug and/or wire
3.distributor cap and/or rotor
8.bad wiring(power, ground or feed line)
The 2.7 L - V6 engine in a 1996 Honda Accord is : 1 - 4 - 2 - 5 - 3 - 6
The distributor rotor turns COUNTER-CLOCKWISE
The engine cylinders / spark plug locations are numbered :
front of Accord
It could be your spark plugs or a coil. To see if it's a coil move the coil from #5 to #6 the miss will change to that cylinder with code p0306 and change #1 to #3 and see if it changes to p0303. If it does replace all the coils. You change all coil because if one or two go you know the rest are not far behind