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Service Engine soon light, codes P0301 and P0171, replace plugs

Wires and cylinder #1 fuel injector. Getting spark to plug - is this a common problem?

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    Spark Plug Changed but still light is on

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    engine run rough check spark plugs and wire,Check fuel pressure ok

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Hi,, Well the service engine light comes on when your car needs to be tuned up, this happens when the timing belt needs changing or nearing its life span. Basically it involves changing the belt (optionally >) engine oil, transmission fluid, radiator coolant, fuel injection and throttle body servicing, changing gas filter, air filter etc. Its to prevent damages to your car. After its serviced the mechanic will need to clear all error codes and reset the cars computer. Clearing the error codes is done with a diagnostic tool, to reset the cars computer , remove the negative battery pole and press the brak as far as it will go, wait 60 second release and reconnect the battery pole. Some vehicles may need to be caliberated if it has an electronic throttle body system

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I think you copied this wrong. the code is p0301, which is a common one.

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2003 Hyundai Sonata with 4 cyl. PO301 error code. Have replaced spark plugs, wires, coil packs, and mass air flow sensor. Replaced air filter due to heavy gas smell. Car was starting after tapping gas 3...


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Possible Causes:
- Improper spark plug at cylinder #1
- Insufficient compression at cylinder #1
- Incorrect fuel pressure
- The injector circuit is open or shorted at cylinder #1
- Fuel injector #1 may be faulty
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- Perform Injector Service
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- Replaced Injector #1
- Replaced Ignition Coil #1

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P0301 - Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected.


Possible Causes:
- Improper spark plug at cylinder #1
- Insufficient compression at cylinder #1
- Incorrect fuel pressure
- The injector circuit is open or shorted at cylinder #1
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- Intake air leak at cylinder


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CODES-PO301-PO303-PO316- CHANGED PLUGS & WIRES. STILL MISS ON START UP, GOES AWAY MOST OF THE TIME ABOVE 1000 R.P.M


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Causes:
- Improper spark plug at cylinder #1
- Insufficient compression at cylinder #1
- Incorrect fuel pressure
- The injector circuit is open or shorted at cylinder #1
- Fuel injector #1 may be faulty
- Intake air leak

Solutions:
- Perform Injector Service
- Replaced Spark Plug #1
- Replaced Injector #1
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Possible Causes:
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Possible Solutions:
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- Perform Injector Service
- Replaced Spark Plug #1
- Replaced Injector #1
- Replaced Ignition Coil #1

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