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Stumble @ 30-40 MPH under ligh acceleration

Started with Car stumble @ 30-40 MPD and the following codes: P0431 Cat eff on Bank 2 P0421 Cat Eff on Bank 1 P0302 Misfire Cylinder #2 Inspection found oil was in the tubes so replaced the valve cover and tube gaskets. Continued, tracked the misfire down to a faulty Direct Ignition Coil. Moved it to Cyl #4, problem followed, moved it again to Cyl #6, problem followed. Replaced the DIC, P0302 code cleared. Car still stumbles. I have a pending P0300 Random misfire code but nothing else. Need some help.

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Problem sometimes is with cheap parts they are bad.Good wires,good plugs,good coils.

Posted on May 06, 2013

  • James Cosner May 07, 2013

    No confirmed codes have come up. Rechecked coils and they are with in spec.
    Vac is good and no leaks. Compression is good in all cylinders.

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SOURCE: CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON

What year is your car and what engine? That makes a lot of difference. What the pulses should indicate is a code 12 is stored (code 55 is usually an "all clear" code, meaning that the ECU is done reading out the codes that are stored). If you got only a 55, it would mean you have no codes. 1255 means that 12 is the only code you have stored.

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SOURCE: bad valve cover gasket, misfire and tapping lifter.

what do you mean with 'bad valve cover' ?I asume it is leaking oil.it means that the rubber seal is not sealing anymore,it has gone hard.tighten the cover bolts sometimes seals it for a while.to get to the rubber seals the inlet manifold has to be unbolted and moved,a fairly involved procedure but easy to do if you have a manual and standard handtools.The misfiring is likely stray arching of the coils .remove the top plastic cover of the motor andlook when it is very dark [like lightsof in your garage] and look for sparking.If so ,replace sparkplugs or/and leads.[remove inlet manifold also]Tapping lifter,works with oil,try engine oil flush and/or change oil brande.if problem persist replace lifter,lifter undervalve cover

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Galant ES-V6 DTC is P0304 - Cylinder #4 misfire

look for weak valve springs.

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SOURCE: 0304 code -Keep getting Cylinder 2 misfire code Mitsubishi galant

code 304 is number 4 cyl,check the plug insulator for white(arch) markings-if you see any markings replace the insulator

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SOURCE: used seafoam in oil engine misfiring

determine when it misfires, and isolate cylinders. a poormans method is use an infrared temperature gun (one with high range, 700 degrees or more is preferable) and with engine held at rev(say 2500) point at each exhaust port 1 by 1, misfiring holes have colder exhaust than firing holes.
If the misfire is momentary or intermittant, or caused by defective cam or crank sensors, you should see professional help...those problems require more advanced equipment to get the 1st time, unless you dont mind lobbing expensive parts randomly till you get lucky

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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2003 ES. What are the probable causes of DTCs P0421 and P0431?


code p 0421 refers to warm up cat converter bank 1--efficiency below threshold ===causes ---cat converter---wiring---HO2S 2
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as the same HO2S appears in the cause of the fault I would be inclined to change it first
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and 2 is in the front bank of a V engine
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We need a little more to go on.
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Converter is not working as efficiently in Bank 1 and Bank 2 (two codes)...

P0421 - Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
Basically this means that the oxygen sensor downstream of the catalytic converter on bank 1 is detecting that the converter is not working as efficiently as it should be (according to specs). It is part of the vehicle emissions system.

Symptoms: You will likely not notice any drivability problems, although there may be symptoms. The code may be more likely to occur after the engine has had numerous cold starts in the past 1-2 days.

Causes: A code P0421 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
The catalytic converter is no longer functioning properly
An oxygen sensor is not reading (functioning) properly
A sparkplug is fouled up

Possible Solutions:
Measure the voltage at the oxygen sensor on Bank 1 (the rear sensor, or the sensor after the converter). In fact, it would be a good idea to test each oxygen O2 sensor while you're at it.

One thing to note is that many vehicle manufacturers offer a longer warranty on emissions-related parts. So if you have a newer car but it's out of it's bumper-to-bumper warranty, there still may be warranty on this type of problem. Many manufacturers give a five year, unlimited mileage warranty on these items. It's worth checking into.

P0431 - Warm Up Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)
Basically this means that the oxygen sensor downstream of the catalytic converter on bank 2 is detecting that the converter is not working as efficiently as it should be (according to specs). It is part of the vehicle emissions system.

Symptoms: You will likely not notice any drivability problems, although there may be symptoms such as a rough/hard idle when cold.

Causes: A code P0431 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
The catalytic converter is no longer functioning properly
An oxygen sensor is not reading (functioning) properly
There is an exhaust leak

Possible Solutions:
Inspect for exhaust leaks. Next step is to measure the voltage at the oxygen sensor on Bank 2. In fact, it would be a good idea to test each oxygen O2 sensor while you're at it.

One thing to note is that many vehicle manufacturers offer a longer warranty on emissions-related parts. So if you have a newer car but it's out of it's bumper-to-bumper warranty, there still may be warranty on this type of problem. Many manufacturers give a five year, unlimited mileage warranty on these items. It's worth checking into.


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If the engine is a 4 cly (I4), there is only one bank and is designated Bank 1 (exhaust manifold).

The catalyst to which the code refers is the UPSTREAM, and there is only ONE upstream cat for any bank.

Clue: Two upstream O2 sensor and two downstream O2 sensors - one before the CAT and one after the CAT. the downstream O2 sensors are identical to their upstream sisters. The only reason for the DOWNstream sensor is to monitor the CAT efficiency (threshold).

The catalyst on either bank is essentially the exhaust manifold which houses the CAT... it is the only CAT to which the code P0421 applies.

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P0421, P0431


Technically, you can put the car in neutral and press the gas while the car is running, til it reaches 3500 rpm. You don't have to actually have the car on the road while you do this.

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