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The engine misfires (sounds like wires crossed) when first accelerating. It is intermittent. I have replaced the spark plugs, distributer cap, throtle position switch, fuel pump, crahkshaft sensor, cleaned injectors, replaced left head (crack between valves. Still have the problem.....HELP!

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SOURCE: Intermittent Misfire on cyl #4 1997 Buick Lesabre

How's your coolant level? The intake manifolds on the 3.8L engines are prone to breakage at various locations causing coolant leaks into the crankcase and vacuum leaks on intake ports.Removal of the upper intake manifold will be necessary for inspection. Also, check for vacuum leaks at various locations on the outside of the intake manifold using WD-40 or brakeclean/carburetor cleaner sprayed hoses, non-electrical components, at the base of the manifold etc. As for a faulty injector, not likely but if you suspect one you can always swap the suspect injector with another on the engine and see if the misfire follows the injector. Just be sure to relieve the fuel pressure before servicing. Hope this helps.

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What is the fuel pressure reading at the fuel rail?

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Spray the intake with carb cleaner to find the vacuum leak. Check where the EGR mounts and the throttle body gasket sense you had both off.

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SOURCE: 1998 Honda Civic 1.6 5 speed - Error codes: po300,

when the distributer cap was removed did you check for oil in the distributer housing?

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Hesitation and stumbling.

Before you do that, check which thermostat it has in it, if it has one that is letting it get too warm or not completely up to temp when the computer think it should be, it would cause this. My 2000 crown vic did the same thing and thats what it was.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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