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Thanks, we have checked the plug for fire. our book explains the codes but did not state everything to check. we borrowed a tool to check compression, and plan to move to the injectors from there, bu

Thanks, we have checked the plug for fire. our book explains the codes but did not state everything to check. we borrowed a tool to check compression, and plan to move to the injectors from there, but did not know if there was anything thing else we should check, or if we were even on the right track. thank you

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You have not given any relevant information as to make year model or problems. ON this I would have the fault codes read so that we can help by seeing what codes were found.. Remember the more information you give, the more accurate the help you will receive.

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SOURCE: 96 ford explorer code p0301 mis fire 1

Sounds like either a bad plug wire, or coil pack. This is about all that would cause the misfire.

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SOURCE: '97 A4 1.8T, coolant leak resulted in brief overheat,leak fixed,diag.code now shows #2 cyl.missing (badly), compression good,injectors good,coils/plugs good,missing badly,could the brief overheat have

did the car over heat for long?
there could possibly be damage to your head like warping due to overheating and blowing a head gasket or something along those lines .
first check the oil dipstick is it milky?
then check the coolant is it oily?
and when it is running is it blowing any white smoke?
if you replaced the plugs and it is misfiring did you plug the wire all the way back on the plugs if not then the problem is a plug wire being loose and loosing connection with the plug.
sounds like a simple fix if you don't have water in your oil or white smoke coming out the exhaust.
troubleshooting it can be a bigger job but if you nail the right symptoms down you can corner the problem.
like if it is a coil pack or bad wire switch them with another one and see if the problem follows the wire or coil pack.for instance take the number one plug wire off and the number two wire off and put the number one wire on number two and see if the number one misfires. if so then the wire is the problem if not then try numbers three and four until you find out which cylinder is the culprit.
good luck and happy hunting.

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no engine option size stated, so i wing it..(generic is harder)
ok battery changed, no need for jumper cables now.
engine cranks robustly.
so no fire, i hate to tell you that word means (NOTHING)
there is fire to each spark plug (tip spark = fire) then there
is combustion fire , a goal on all cylinders.
so use the word spark , you then check spark at all cylinders.
if spark is gone on 1 cylinder work that.
if spark is gone on all cylinder we then scan the ECU.
RULE 1, no EFI car , runs fueling unit (IT) thinks(sic) there is spark (3 way checks) this is Crash and fire protection on call cars.
most books fail to say this very important feature in all modern cars.
so that is why spark is 1st. never ever done last.
you crank engine for 5 seconds.
release key, not off. the key yet.
and the scan tool, shows P0340/355 or any codes relate to spark
CMP./CKP ,etc.
and the rpm shows 250RPM cranking, yes,the scan tool can see
RPM cranking and is a TOP check , missed by many noobs.

so now you have spark
on all cylinders.
we cross fingers #1 is good, 150PSI compression on all cylinders, min.
and blame fueling.
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B: more later if you get this far.

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There is an OBD-II diagnositics port under the dash directly under the steering column. There will most likely be directions with the tool and/or provided by the person you got it from.

If you didn't get instructions:

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2. Start the engine or turn on the electrical system, depends on what the scanner directions say

3. Press the button to read the codes if it does not do so on it's own

4. Scroll through the codes and write them down. OBD-II does have a list of standardized codes, but there are also GM specific ones. There are pending codes which should be noted and fault codes which are the big problems.

5. Kill the engine/electrical system and remove the tool.

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Turn the car key to the "accessory position" -- i.e., not started, but with the accessories on. Power on the diagnostic tool. Plug the attached pin connector into the Chrysler diagnostic socket located just under the dasboard below the ignition switch. Press the "read codes" button on the diagnostic tool -- you will see a diagnostic code and a brief message about what it means. Keep pressing the "next" button until you have read all of the codes.

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The list of things to check is long and for the most part basic. I'd start with general tune-up diagnostics. My money is on the the dist cap & rotor as your culprits -these get the most wear, easiest to fix and the 1st place I'd look. It will cause it to run rough and die when you accelerate because it is not firing or firing the wrong cylinders. It may look good but still have a crack that you can't find. But I predict you will find a nice little pile of carbon dust and states of corrosion on the rotor & pins in the cap like I did when I had the same problem on my Civic a few years ago.

If that doesn't do the trick, you want to start by determining if it is dying from too little fuel or a weak spark
Weak spark will cause flooding- too much gas leftover after a weak spark eventually floods the engine- you will probably smell gas at the throttle body and you will have to wait before it will start again due to flooding. Not an absolute diagnostic, but if you smell fuel you can be pretty sure your problem is ignition or emissions related. It may still be an emissions component such as EGR or even a clogged cat or a potato stuck up the tailpipe.
Lean fuel conditions point to the fuel filter, fuel rail and fuel pump pressures and injectors.

General tune-up diagnostics:
Ignition: dist cap & rotor; Check plugs and wire conditions; Ignition coil or transistors may be bad but not causing a total loss of spark
Fuel & Emissions: Fuel filter, fuel rail pressures, EGR & PCV valves; check diagnostic codes from your OBD it might give a clue.
Hows your compression and timing? If you have over 90Kmiles and you haven't replaced your timing belt it may have stretched or jumped a gear notch. If this is the case you should change it before it breaks and bends your valves, causing expensive damage to the valve train.
If you want to fix your own then pick up a Haynes manual for your model and pick up the Haynes emissions & fuel injection books to demystify emissions computer codes, troubleshooting and repair. You can probably borrow these from your library or pick them up cheap at a used book store if money is tight.

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