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Misfire on #1 cylinder 2004 cavalier.

#1 cylinder only has 120lb of compression, the rest of the the cylinders have 180lbs. when you put oil in the the cylinder it builds up to 180 for a moment.

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Its a problem with the compression ring,it could be stuck or broken,you can try pulling the spark plug and pouring in some Marvel mystery oil or Seafoam,iif the ring is stuck this might free it.

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In order to check correctly, you would have to put the same viscosity of oil in the other 3 cylinders as well for their reading. Have you done a leak down test?

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Have a spark plug not firing.


Are you sure it's actually a plug?
Are you getting oil on the plug?
The plug may be firing but you may be losing compression which gives the symptoms of a misfire. As you've changed the plug, lead and coil this points to to a problem elsewhere.

Your first course of action should be to get a mobile mechanic carry out a diagnostic check for you.

To put your mind at rest, do a 2nd compression test using a light oil squirted into the bores:

Doing a Compression Test
Warm the engine. Remove all the spark plugs.
Get a pencil and piece of paper to note down the readings.
Put the compression tester into the No1 cylinder and crank the engine for 10 seconds.
Note down the compression reading.
Repeat process for all cylinders.

Here's an illustration of what you may expect on a 4 cylinder engine:
Cylinder 1 2 3 4
psi 125 122 120 124

125 is the uppermost figure for that engine. Here, this engine is fine. There's a slight variation in psi figures, but that's perfectly normal.

Here's the same engine:
Cylinder 1 2 3 4
psi 110 112 114 112

The psi reading is down. However, as all the figures are pretty much equal it doesn't indicate head /gasket problems. It may point towards worn pistons or burnt valves.

Now consider these psi readings:
Cylinder 1 2 3 4
psi 125 84 86 124

There's more than a 10% drop - a difference - between cylinder 1 and 2, and cylinders 3 and 4.
The compression readings for cylinders 2 and 3 is down; low. There's something clearly wrong.

It suggests that there is a defective head gasket between cylinders 2 and 3 or a crack in the cylinder head. The rising piston compresses the gases which escape into the adjoining cylinder via the defective gasket or cracked head.

However, it could also mean that there is a problem with the valves (burnt/not seating properly) or perhaps piston / ring problems.

A burnt valve - it's usually the exhaust valve as they bear the brunt of the combustion - can cause a reduction in engine power simply because the combustion process isn't occurring properly. Compressed air/fuel gets squeezed out of that cylinder because of the damaged valve . There even may be a misfire - a surge as the car runs.

Worn or broken piston rings allow compressed gases to leak past into the crankcase. A compressed crankcase can force oil out of the dipstick tube. The pressure in the crankcase will leak to atmosphere anywhere it can find an outlet.

The 2nd Compression Test
The second compression test is known as a 'wet test'. The first compression test was the dry test because no oil was added to the bores. The second 'wet' test can give an indication of whether it is the rings or valves at fault (though bear in mind rings and valves do not cause overheating or water in the coolant symptoms).

Spray a liberal amount of light penetrating oil into each cylinder - aim for the cylinder walls, not the centre of the piston. You want the oil to run down the cylinder wall and around the piston to form a seal.

Place a rag over each spark plug hole and spin the engine to eject the surplus oil.

Then carry out a full compression test noting down the results.

Here's the previous results with the 2nd compression readings added:
Cylinder 1 2 3 4
psi 125 84 86 124
Wet 128 112 110 126

The readings have increased. This because the oil sprayed into the bores has formed a temporary seal around the piston, thereby enabling the compression to be raised. It also indicates that the bores/rings are worn on cylinder 2 and 3 - the 'oil seal' has increased the readings but is still low in comparison with cylinders 1 and 2.

This could also indicate that in addition to worn rings there is also burnt valves. Oil cannot form a seal around a valve. A worn or split valve will cause a low compression reading and misfiring symptoms.
Compressions readings should be taken in conjunction with other symptoms. It will help you identify the problem:

Low compression readings between two adjoining cylinders point towards a head gasket/head fault if your vehicle has shown signs of coolant loss, coolant in the oil system - mayonnaise, overheating, rough running and lack of power.

If those symptoms are not present it points towards burnt valves/piston rings. A worn engine may be difficult to start and pressurise the crankcase, but it doesn't cause overheating problems.

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04 DODGE Ram hemi cylinder 3 misfire


Check engine compression and compare. then test running engine compression most engines have about 130-170 cranking compression and about 90-110 running compression. OR bring that cylinder to its Top Dead Center compression stroke apply air to the cylinder and check to see where the air is going open throttle plate bad intake valve, from exhaust pipe bad exhaust valve, from oil cap piston rings.

Mar 23, 2014 | 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

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RE: Johnny brown- 2003 Sebring multiple cylinder misfire 3.0 New distributor new crankshaft sensor new plugs new wires good compression injectors good... Installed new EGR started with cold engine and


ENGINE MISFIRE

There are few possibilities that can cause engine misfire issues. It can be issue with spark plugs or faulty spark plugs. Also get the compression test done for cylinders. If any of cylinder shows low compression then required, then that particular cylinder will cause misfire.

Also get obd codes scanned, the error code will let you know which cylinder is misfiring or all cylinders are misfiring.

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For your trouble shooting I suggest you to refer the help oinks below. It has step by step details for many engine misfire issues.

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Click the link below:-----


Ford Explorer Cylinder Misfire?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/ford-explorer-cylinder-misfire.html

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Engine Misfire codes on Chevrolet Malibu?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/engine-misfire-codes-on-chevrolet.html

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Cylinder 6 Misfire?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/cylinder-6-misfire.html

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Misfire on cylinder 4?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/misfire-on-cylinder-4.html

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While stop engine idles like cylinder missing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/while-stop-engine-idles-like-cylinder.html

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Ford Explorer 5.0L: Engine Miss?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/ford-explorer-50l-engine-miss.html

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Oil on spark plugs and car misfires?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/oil-on-spark-plugs-and-car-misfires.html

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Can cylinder misfire Damage the Catalytic converter?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/can-cylinder-misfire-damage-catalytic.html

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Car misfires and error code P0306 and P0303 is shown?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-misfires-and-error-code-p0306-and.html

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Chevrolet K1500 No spark, random misfire

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/11/chevrolet-k1500-no-sparkrandom-misfire.html

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2004 Ford F150: Engine Misfire and Lean Code?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2004-ford-f150-engine-misfire-and-lean.html

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1995 Toyota LS: Misfire at idle or low RPM

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/04/1995-toyota-ls-misfire-at-idle-or-low.html

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Toyota Corolla: Random Misfire?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/toyota-corolla-random-misfire.html

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2006 Ford Freestar: Misfire on Cylinder Number 2?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/2006-ford-freestar-misfire-on-cylinder.html

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This will help.

Thanks.

Dec 09, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Ck engine light is on and miss fire #5


There are few possibilities that can cause engine misfire issues. It can be issue with spark plugs or faulty spark plugs. Also get the compression test done for cylinders. If any of cylinder shows low compression then required, then that particular cylinder will cause misfire.

Also get obd codes scanned, the error code will let you know which cylinder is misfiring or all cylinders are misfiring.

-----------

For your trouble shooting I suggest you to refer the help oinks below. It has step by step details for many engine misfire issues.

----------


Click the link below:-----


Ford Explorer Cylinder Misfire?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/ford-explorer-cylinder-misfire.html

---------

Engine Misfire codes on Chevrolet Malibu?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/engine-misfire-codes-on-chevrolet.html

---------

Cylinder 6 Misfire?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/cylinder-6-misfire.html

------------

Misfire on cylinder 4?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/misfire-on-cylinder-4.html

-----

While stop engine idles like cylinder missing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/while-stop-engine-idles-like-cylinder.html

----------

Ford Explorer 5.0L: Engine Miss?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/ford-explorer-50l-engine-miss.html

-----------

Oil on spark plugs and car misfires?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/oil-on-spark-plugs-and-car-misfires.html

------------

Can cylinder misfire Damage the Catalytic converter?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/can-cylinder-misfire-damage-catalytic.html

------------

Car misfires and error code P0306 and P0303 is shown?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-misfires-and-error-code-p0306-and.html

-----------

Chevrolet K1500 No spark, random misfire

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/11/chevrolet-k1500-no-sparkrandom-misfire.html

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2004 Ford F150: Engine Misfire and Lean Code?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2004-ford-f150-engine-misfire-and-lean.html

-----------

1995 Toyota LS: Misfire at idle or low RPM

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/04/1995-toyota-ls-misfire-at-idle-or-low.html

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Toyota Corolla: Random Misfire?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/toyota-corolla-random-misfire.html

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2006 Ford Freestar: Misfire on Cylinder Number 2?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/2006-ford-freestar-misfire-on-cylinder.html

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This will help.

Thanks.

Nov 28, 2012 | 1994 Lincoln Town Car

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Number 3 and 4 are not firing from coil on 2002 subaru outback 2.5


its faulty coil.

Get the compression test done on each coil.these will let you know if its faulty coil or not.

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It can be issue with spark plugs or faulty spark plugs. Also get the compression test done for cylinders. If any of cylinder shows low compression then required, then that particular cylinder will cause misfire.

Also get obd codes scanned, the error code will let you know which cylinder is misfiring or all cylinders are misfiring.

-----------

For your trouble shooting I suggest you to refer the help oinks below. It has step by step details for many engine misfire issues.

----------


Click the link below:-----


Ford Explorer Cylinder Misfire?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/ford-explorer-cylinder-misfire.html

---------

Engine Misfire codes on Chevrolet Malibu?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/engine-misfire-codes-on-chevrolet.html

---------

Cylinder 6 Misfire?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/cylinder-6-misfire.html

------------

Misfire on cylinder 4?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/misfire-on-cylinder-4.html

-----

While stop engine idles like cylinder missing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/while-stop-engine-idles-like-cylinder.html

----------

Ford Explorer 5.0L: Engine Miss?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/ford-explorer-50l-engine-miss.html

-----------

Oil on spark plugs and car misfires?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/oil-on-spark-plugs-and-car-misfires.html

------------

Can cylinder misfire Damage the Catalytic converter?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/can-cylinder-misfire-damage-catalytic.html

------------

Car misfires and error code P0306 and P0303 is shown?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-misfires-and-error-code-p0306-and.html

-----------

Chevrolet K1500 No spark, random misfire

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/11/chevrolet-k1500-no-sparkrandom-misfire.html

-------------

2004 Ford F150: Engine Misfire and Lean Code?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2004-ford-f150-engine-misfire-and-lean.html

-----------

1995 Toyota LS: Misfire at idle or low RPM

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/04/1995-toyota-ls-misfire-at-idle-or-low.html

--------------

Toyota Corolla: Random Misfire?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/toyota-corolla-random-misfire.html

----------

2006 Ford Freestar: Misfire on Cylinder Number 2?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/2006-ford-freestar-misfire-on-cylinder.html

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This will help.

Thanks.

Nov 28, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Engine is misfiring


There are few possibilities that can cause engine misfire issues. It can be issue with spark plugs or faulty spark plugs. Also get the compression test done for cylinders. If any of cylinder shows low compression then required, then that particular cylinder will cause misfire.

Also get obd codes scanned, the error code will let you know which cylinder is misfiring or all cylinders are misfiring.

-----------

For your trouble shooting I suggest you to refer the help oinks below. It has step by step details for many engine misfire issues.

----------


Click the link below:-----


Ford Explorer Cylinder Misfire?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/ford-explorer-cylinder-misfire.html

---------

Engine Misfire codes on Chevrolet Malibu?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/engine-misfire-codes-on-chevrolet.html

---------

Cylinder 6 Misfire?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/cylinder-6-misfire.html

------------

Misfire on cylinder 4?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/misfire-on-cylinder-4.html

-----

While stop engine idles like cylinder missing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/while-stop-engine-idles-like-cylinder.html

----------

Ford Explorer 5.0L: Engine Miss?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/ford-explorer-50l-engine-miss.html

-----------

Oil on spark plugs and car misfires?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/oil-on-spark-plugs-and-car-misfires.html

------------

Can cylinder misfire Damage the Catalytic converter?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/can-cylinder-misfire-damage-catalytic.html

------------

Car misfires and error code P0306 and P0303 is shown?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-misfires-and-error-code-p0306-and.html

-----------

Chevrolet K1500 No spark, random misfire

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/11/chevrolet-k1500-no-sparkrandom-misfire.html

-------------

2004 Ford F150: Engine Misfire and Lean Code?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2004-ford-f150-engine-misfire-and-lean.html

-----------

1995 Toyota LS: Misfire at idle or low RPM

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/04/1995-toyota-ls-misfire-at-idle-or-low.html

--------------

Toyota Corolla: Random Misfire?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/toyota-corolla-random-misfire.html

----------

2006 Ford Freestar: Misfire on Cylinder Number 2?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/2006-ford-freestar-misfire-on-cylinder.html

-----------------------------


This will help.

Thanks.

Nov 28, 2012 | 2004 Honda CR-V

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Have misfire, code P0316, any ideals? 86,000 miles on


2004 Marauder and 2003-2004 Mustang vehicles built before 12/19/2004 equipped with 4.6L 4V/5.4 4V engine may exhibit a runs rough, lacks power, and engine misfire, prompted by a MIL light and DTC codes P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308, and P0316.
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Diagnose engine for engine misfire concern. If diagnostics determine an engine misfire which is characterized by leakage through exhaust valve(s), only replace the affected cylinder head(s).
SERVICE PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLES WITH RUNS ROUGH/MISFIRE CONDITION:
1. Perform relative compression check on all cylinders. If abnormal, check cylinder leakage and actual compression for "low" cylinders refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-00.
2. If leakage/compression check indicates a valve train concern, per valve train diagnostics in WSM, Section 303-00, replace cylinder head and cam assembly, pipe plugs and timing chain tensioner, per procedure outlined in WSM, Section 303-01.
3. If cylinder leakage and compression tests are inconclusive, perform misfire diagnostic, per TSB 05-22-8.

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Feb 26, 2011 | 2004 Ford Freestar

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I have a 1999 audi a8 q it is runnen rough had a tune up dun that did not fix it and also had oil changed.had it put on computer and shows the number 4 sparkplug misfiring....now sumtimes it will run...


no heavy oil not going to help misfire. if you have a cylinder misfiring it has to be plug,plug wire,coil ,dist.cap &rotor,vavle,or piston rings ,an sometimes it can be headgasket . what u need to do is a compression check on all cylinders to compare to rest of them & do a leak down test on each cylinder only if the compression test are all the same psi. on all cylinders if u do this you will find the cause of the miss fire .

Dec 28, 2010 | 1999 Audi A8

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2004 audi s4


the car might still be under warranty. if you bought it as a certified used car they add on 25,000 miles to the existing 50,000 miles. If cylinder 1 is coming up misfire and your mechanic sees something wrong in that cylinder there most likely is some truth because if the cylinder was not firing right (detonating and discharging raw fuel) this would blow out the catalytic converter. The best way to see if it is a bent or broken valve is to buy a leak down tester which is part of a compression test. basically depending on specs you crank engine over grounding coils and see if all cylinders put out the same compression within 10psi of each other. it is usually around 160 -200 psi per cylinder. now to do a leak down test just leave pressure in and see rate of decreasing pressure and compare to other cylinders. if everything checks out i dont believe to be anything wrong with cylinder. Oh i forgot to ask any check engine lights on besides a cylinder 1 misfire P0301?

Feb 21, 2009 | 2004 Audi S4

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