1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass P0405 EGR Error Code
P0300 Diagnostic Code - Random Misfire
Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected:---
Exactly what does this code means:--
Basically this means that the the car's computer has detected that
not all of the engine's cylinders are firing properly.
A P0300 diagnostic code indicates a random or multiple misfire. If
the last digit is a number other than zero, it corresponds to the cylinder
number that is misfiring. A P0302 code, for example, would tell you cylinder
number two is misfiring. Unfortunately, a P0300 doesn't tell you specifically
which cylinder(s) is/are mis-firing, nor why.
the engine may be harder to start.the
engine may stumble / stumble, and/or hesitate.
other symptoms may
also be present…There may be rough idle,
sputters and stalls and jerks.
A code P0300 may mean that one or more of the
following has happened:
Faulty spark plugs or wires, Faulty coil (pack), Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
Faulty fuel injector(s),Burned exhaust valve, Faulty catalytic converter(s)
valve / passages, Faulty camshaft
position sensor, Defective computer.
Possible solutions for this error problem:--
If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing
to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.
If there are symptoms such as the engine is
stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the
cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components
have been in the vehicle, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your
regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires,
distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a.
coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell
rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also
heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.
Random misfires that jump around from one
cylinder to another (read: P030x codes) also will set a P0300 code. The
underlying cause is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum
leak in the intake manifold or un-metered air getting past the airflow sensor,
or an EGR valve that is stuck open.
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Dec 29, 2008 |
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme