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Cylinder five misfiring what could be some causes

Car idles rough . stalls sometimes when put in reverse or when coming to stop

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Spark, gas, air, and compression- something not right with one of them is what causes misfires. It sounds like cylinder 5 is not even firing at all. Compare the spark from #5 plug wire with another plug wire. You will need a helper to crank the engine over while you check the spark on #5. Like the good firing cylinders, #5 should have a blue, snapping spark. If it does, pull the spark plug and check it for a cracked porcelain or defects. If there is a weak or no spark on #5, it could be a bad plug wire, or coil if you have a coil pack rather than a distributor with one ignition coil for all.

If you have multiport injection, you could have a shorted or clogged injector on #5, or the power or ground wire is shorted. If the injector is working, the spark plug should be wet with gas after a bit of cranking the engine over. You could crank it, and even if it starts, shut it off immediately and pull the spark plug and check for gas in the cylinder.


The only way air could be disrupted in one cylinder only, is if somehow the intake valve was not working properly. Or you could have a burned exhaust valve on #5, leading to poor compression in the cylinder. A compression test would verify if the valve train and everything else internally was okay. If #5 has significantly lower compression than the other cylinders, that is the cause of the misfire code: the computer sensed a lag in power output from that cylinder. There is a lag in crankshaft rotation when #5 should be firing. So you must figure out, is it spark, gas, or compression.

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Hi,if you have a good spark on number five cylinder and you have a good spark on the sparkplug then I think you should do a compression test and see if the compression is down on that cylinder,if so could be damidged valve seats..
food for thought,all the best

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