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I'm getting codes, p0301 and p0316. I replaced the spark plugs and cylinder 1 spark plug was wet when i removed it. What could it be?

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Code 301 is a cylinder miss on cylinder one, and 316 is a miss detected during startup which is probably caused by code 301.
If the plug is firing, you could have an injector problem on that cylinder.

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P0305 is misfire in cylinder #5.
P0306 is misfire in cylinder#6.
P0316 is misfire on start up.
Have the plugs on those 2 cylinders, and the 2 fuel injectors checked, also check for spark from the coil on those 2 plug wires.

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Hi,, Well the service engine light comes on when your car needs to be tuned up, this happens when the timing belt needs changing or nearing its life span. Basically it involves changing the belt (optionally >) engine oil, transmission fluid, radiator coolant, fuel injection and throttle body servicing, changing gas filter, air filter etc. Its to prevent damages to your car. After its serviced the mechanic will need to clear all error codes and reset the cars computer. Clearing the error codes is done with a diagnostic tool, to reset the cars computer , remove the negative battery pole and press the brak as far as it will go, wait 60 second release and reconnect the battery pole. Some vehicles may need to be caliberated if it has an electronic throttle body system

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P0305 is misfire in cylinder #5.
P0306 is misfire in cylinder#6.
P0316 is misfire on start up.
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Causes:
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- Insufficient compression at cylinder #1
- Incorrect fuel pressure
- The injector circuit is open or shorted at cylinder #1
- Fuel injector #1 may be faulty
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Causes:
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