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Random multiple misfire

Started shaking all of a sudden, check engine light came on, as well as stability assist lights and side airbag light. Advance Auto checked for codes... come up with misfire for all 6 cylinders and random multiple misfire. Shakes sitting still, and when at steady speed, but stops when accelerating at more than 2k RPMs.

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  • Mike Colbert Jan 24, 2013

    I was reluctant to believe the posts I saw about the ignition coil packs. They seemed to have problems slightly different than the one I experienced. I decided to test it anyway, and that's exactly what it was. One bad coil pack caused a misfire code for all six cylinders. It's a simple fix, so if you have this problem... check it out before you decide to take it to a shop and they charge you way too much money. I stopped by one and the mechanic estimated about $350! I bought the part for $50 and replaced it in less than 10 minutes.

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Check your fuel injectors and set the ignition timing. Replace your spark plugs, spark plug wires, oxygen sensor, dist cap and rotor

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This is strange. The tcs is a traction controll error. If you are getting misfire codes and traction control warnings, then I would have your control module tested to make sure it is not having intermittent power issues to each component.

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