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My car is throwing a code of P0353

Changed spark plugs wires my mechanic said something about a phantom? I don't know what that is I have tried to look it up but can't find anything. No Power Wants to stall hard to start sometimes

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Its one of your coil packs C to be specific
Check grounds and connections plug wire and spark plug but its an ignition problem

Posted on Apr 01, 2015

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    Kim Williams Apr 01, 2015

    So he is trying to say its a bad EMC? Is that a possibility? I am a single mom who probably needs to find a new mechanic. He has charged me to do the tune up and then said he put that part on wrong and pinched some wires and now he claims it is now a bad EMC

  • JOHN LAPIER Apr 01, 2015

    HI KIM I can't say 100% for sure but I can say I'M 95 % sure its not the EMC .Your code is to specific P0353 is a problem with a coil pack C .Thats why they have the code scanners and readers .IF it was the EMC you would be getting a code that said you had a problem with the EMC. IF i wore you I would take ot to someone else and see what they have to say .I feel sorry for wuman they get ripped off all the time when it comes to vehicle repairs

  • JOHN LAPIER Apr 01, 2015

    Thats ECM THE COMPUTER MODULE Engine control module



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