Thank you for your help, I will give that a try. Part of my cleaning was to take the plug wires off and spray the inside of the wires with my air hose and wipe the plugs off with a clean cloth. Did I cause a problem by doing this? You know it's christmas and I can't afford to replace anything right know. Thanks
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Re: 1997 Sunfire misfire
I think if you just remove the wires and spray WD-40 in them and make sure the boots are slid down on the plugs and coil pack you should be ok. Also get some Dielectric grease and put on the wire ends that will make it easier to remove them next time,spray the coil pack with WD-40 also It won't hurt it and could run the water that might be there away. let me know it it works out
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Use some electrical spray cleaner or tuner cleaner and give mass air flow sensor a good cleaning. then try it. If that doesn't help, a fuel system pressure test may be smart to confirm proper pressure required is there. Low fuel pressure will cause multiple random misfire as well.
first PO171 o2 bank 1 s1 lean PO174 o2 bank2 lean PO401 cyl 1 misfire when an engine misfires the oxygen sensor will read the oxygen from that cyl sensor doesnt read fuel so every misfire is a air pump to diagnose we have to fix misfire first check the coil wires and plugs for cyl 1 use spray bottle with water run engine hot at idle spray wires with water if enging runs rough shakes or stalls then replace the wires dont spray with to much water if the wires are real bad you may not be able to restart engine
try this first once fix misfire clear codes and drive it
general misfire can be anything from wet wires to a jumped timing chain
check the dist. cap for internal cracks use a flashlight check for lines
between the contacts these cracks or carbon tracks will be jagged lines
also if there is any buildup on the contacts give them a gentel scrape
with a screwdriver check the roter contacts see they are clean + tight
spray cap+wires with wd-40 with so little to go on this is a place to start
if you can get hold an OBD II scanner pull some codes big help.
Its most likely a clogged or malfunctioning fuel injector. Unplug the injector wire harness and check contacts for corrosion. If there is corrosion clean it with some electrical contact cleaner spray, apply some dielectric grease before reattaching it. If that doesn't work you can buy some fuel injector cleaner, the aerosol type that attaches to the fuel rail, not the gas additive type.
the water used is causing the spark to jump to the engine instead of to the spark plug. If you are due for a new set of wires go ahead and change them. If your wires are relatively new take them off 1 at a time and spray WD-40 in and on the ends. The WD stands for water displacement that should solve your problem.
I would check the codes first, with OBDII systems the codes will give you a good idea of what my be doing it, the ETS off is your Electronic Traction-control System, either you have the emergency brake pulled up or it is a seperate issue,
things that may cause your symptoms are,
bad fuel pump-check fuel pressure,
bad MAPS-running the codes should show you if it is but you can also do a diagnostic test
misfire-same as the MAPS, codes will let you know which cylinder then it would be a matter of replacing spark plug and wire(I can't stress enough on getting high quality plugs and wires), if that does not fix the misfire then a compression test is in order
bad coil pack(s)-misfires on two cylinders that are on the same pack, sorry but I do not remember which cylinders are fired by which pack but if you follow the plug wires over to the pack you will see,
vacuum leak-hard to identify but may also have something to do with your ETS light, check the booster vacuum hose for cracks
bad IAC-again the codes should tell you but they may not,
there is the points that I would start off with, I hope that I have been helpful