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Have a 03 pt cruiser with a trouble code P0302, stubbles bad and smells rich.

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  • RCnSC Feb 05, 2009

    I'm having the same problem. Changed the plug wires and plugs out but no difference. I did reset the computer after changing out the plugs/wires and then drove about 100 miles at highway speed with no warning light coming on. After getting off the highway and getting into stop and go traffic warning light comes back on with same code. Appears to be a low speed/idle problem as car seems to run smooth after about 1200 - 1500 rpm. Any other suggestions? 

  • missroc07 Mar 05, 2009

    I have the same problem. My engine light keeps going on and off. I took it to autozone and the code that came up was 303 Engine 3 misfire. I replaced the spark plug and the wires and the light went off for about a week. Then it came back on and now goes on if off. It runs go except for when i stop at red lights. Sometimes it to to shake a little. What could be the problem

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The P0302 Code points to a misfire detected on the # 2 cylinder. If its stumbling, I would first suspect the plug or wire is bad. I believe the ignition coil on that vehicle is a single coil pack with four terminals, so if only the P0302 code is coming up I would start with the plug and wire. May be time to do a tune up and just replace all the splugs and spark plug wires.

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Change the crankshaft position sensor and or the harness wiring in the rear of the engine above the oil filter. This harness goes to the camshaft sensor. This wire harness can short out due wire melting from engine heat. just replace section of wire and you should be o.k. .........runjoe

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  • jackie54 Jun 27, 2011

    This could be my problem since the engine was overheating several times due to the fan not working properly. The fan has been replaced now, there is no overheating problem, but the engine light comes on and the code shows misfiring on cylinder one. I changed spark plugs, wires and air filter, but that did not change the situation. The engine light is blinking when I accelerate and steady when the car slows down, same code 301... But I wonder whether there is any website to show exact position of the crankshaft position sensor and harness...

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