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Cylinder 2 and 3 are misfiring

1995 pontiac grand am, quad 4, cylinders 2 and 3 misfire, also the catalytic converter gets awfully hot. i replaced most of the ignition parts months ago (coil packs, plugs, ignition module), and i kept the old ones. so, when the problem first started, i switched them back out to see if there was any change, i found no difference.

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The head gasket may have blown between 2&3, but if the cat is getting hot, your ECM may be holding your injectors open. I would first unplug your #2 and #3 injectors, turn the key on but do not start and check for voltage between the pins. The way this engine is set up, it is squirt #1 and #4 injectors at the same time and then #2 and #3 injectors at the same time, so by the time your intake valve opens, you had one shot suspended around the valve, and then another once the valve opens. The hot cat seems to to tell me that the fuel is burning off in the cat since #2 and #3 are misfiring. Problem is, most of the time the computer gives the injectors a ground while voltage is waiting, so you must check between the two pins for each injector or you will be providing a seperate ground if you ground the meter anywhere else. If the voltage shows between the two pins, then you need to find out whether or not it is the computer grounding the injectors, or a wire grounded somewhere giving the injectors a ground. Once you finally get this fixed, plan to have to buy a new catalytic converter, as it will most likely be plugged or about to be in the near future.

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Do you had prestone to the engine if ignition is good injector to you might have a blown head gasket check compression the gasket may be broken beetween the 2 cylinder good luck pierre

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Click the link below:-----


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A code “multiple misfire” 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)
•Stuck/blocked EGR valve / passages
•Faulty camshaft position sensor
•Defective computer

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.

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 unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open.

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Showing PO420 and PO304 code


MAP sensor, Maybe, but doubt it.

When the misfire monitor detects a misfire, it will trigger the check engine light with the specific cylinder number as the last digit in the P030X code. For instance cylinder 1 misfire is P0301, cylinder 2 is P0302 etc. In this case we are left with a P0304 in the computer memory. Which is cylinder 4.
Possible Causes:

Fuel injectors, related wiring, sensors and computer issues
Running out of gas, or poor fuel quality
Evaporative emissions system (EVAP) concerns: fuel vapors leaking into engine
Incorrect Fuel Pressure
EGR system concerns: leaking EGR valve or restricted ports
Base engine concerns: low compression, valve train problems and timing issues
Ignition system concerns including, but not limited to:
Faulty spark plugs
Faulty coil or related wiring
Ignition module or related wiring issues
Ignition related sensor faults or wiring issues
This maybe causing PO420 code to go off.
Which is:
P0420 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)

There is one O2 (oxygen) sensor in front of the catalytic converter (called upstream), and one behind it (downstream). When the engine is warmed up and running normally the upstream oxygen sensor reading fluctuates and the downstream one is fairly steady. In the case where both readings are fairly steady, a P0420 check engine light code is set.

Possible Causes:

Oxygen (O2) sensor not working correctly
Damaged or leaking exhuast (pipe, manifold, catalytic converter)
Damaged catalytic converter

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2000 Pontiac Grand Am misfiring cylinders 2 and 3


try replacing ur sparkplugs and wires.one single bad wire can cause a car to misfire,try testin the wires, to make sure u get a good spark

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