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P0300 random misfire detected

The car misfires intermittently. It it very bad when it does and the whole car shakes and is not driveable, I did a tune-up recently and the car ran excellent for 1 60-mile test drive, then two days later the problem was back. Please help me figure out how to get my car running again. Thanks

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Check spark plugs and wire set. I had a mechanic replace my spark plugs by hand and he didn't tighten one well enough, when a different mechanic figured out that, he had damaged the wire set. A pin hole in the wire set caused it to shake uncontrollably, especially at higher speeds. I would check that first, it's much less expensive than replacing the coil.

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i also have a 2002 VW Polo 1.2, which I bought in January this year. The first time i drove it the engine management light came on. I took it to a garage and they changed a sensor in the exhaust system at a cost of £350. I drove the car again the following week and the light came on again, I took it to the same garage and they told me it was unrelated and that i needed another £300 repair. Refusing this I took the car to my parents mechanic who told me that these lights are prone to coming at the slightest little thing and to ignore it if the car is driving fine and sounds normal. He said that if there was a genuine problem that you wouldn't need the light to tell you but that the problem would be obvious through the sound it made or by the way the car started to drive. He said he felt the sensors were over sensitive and were there largely to encourage owners to take their cars into the garage for expensive repairs which didn't need doing.
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SOURCE: random misfire p0300, cylinder 3 and 4 misfire p0303,p0304

change spark plug wires and check corrosion in the distributor coil

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Its not likley to be an injector fault.the air mass meter is far more common.if you unplug it it defaults to a average value and should improve the way it runs if that is the problem.

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NO to the MAF Sensor Question, and Spark Plug Wires Or BOOT Will Cause Missfire. As For Mass Air Flow Sensor Easy Check is to Dissconnect it While Engine is Running And If ENGINE SMOOTHES OUT The Sensor is Bad

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Try the crank pisition sensor that is vary likely to be the couse of your misfires its working but its intermintly shorting out telling the pcm that you have a misfire and setting the codes

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b) spark plug wires - change them if over 15K miles - inspect
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P0304 - Cylinder 4 misfire detected
P0305 - Cylinder 5 misfire detected
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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.

Symptoms may include:
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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 car, 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.

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P0330....Knock Sensor 2 Circuit (Bank 2)

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