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1994 ranger misfires and sputters randomly at driving speeds has the 3.0 v6 have check fuel pressure mass air idle air, egr vacum leaks plugs wires o2 sensors

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  • mustanggt66 Sep 14, 2009

    3.0 doesnt have a timing belt.

  • mustanggt66 Sep 25, 2009

    yes i have working fine.

  • Tom Shanks
    Tom Shanks May 11, 2010

    3.0 V6 uses a timing chain not a timing belt. Major disassembly on front of engine required to check it. Have you checked the ignition coil pack?

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2002 buick Lasabrea custom service engine soon light code revi ew says multiple misfire detected


Multiple misfires can be caused by a few different things , intake manifold vacuum leaks , low fuel pressure , basic things like plug wires an spark plugs needing to be changed if hasn't been done already . How many miles on the vehicle ? If over 100,000 K timing chain an gear wear can also cause this . The powertrain control module (PCM) uses information from the ignition control (IC) module and the camshaft position (CMP) sensor in order to determine when an engine misfire is occurring. By monitoring the variations in the crankshaft rotation speed for each cylinder the PCM is able to detect individual misfire events. A misfire rate that is high enough can cause the three-way catalytic converter to overheat under certain conditions. The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) will flash ON and OFF when the conditions for 3-way catalytic converter overheating are present.
If the misfire is random, check for the following conditions:
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System grounds


Ensure all connections are clean and properly tightened.


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Mass air flow sensor


A mass air flow (MAF) sensor output that causes the PCM to sense a lower than normal air flow will cause a lean condition. Try operating the vehicle within the Failure Records conditions with the MAF sensor disconnected. If the lean or misfiring condition is not present with the MAF sensor disconnected, replace the Mass Airflow Sensor Replacement .


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Damaged accessory drive belt or driven accessory


A damaged serpentine belt or belt driven accessory can cause engine load variations sufficient to set a misfire DTC.


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Air induction system


Vacuum leaks that cause intake air to bypass the MAF sensor will cause a lean condition. Check for disconnected or damaged vacuum hoses, incorrectly installed or malfunctioning crankcase ventilation valve, or for vacuum leaks at the throttle body, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, and intake manifold mounting surfaces.


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Fuel pressure


Perform a fuel system pressure test. A malfunctioning fuel pump, a plugged filter, or a malfunctioning fuel system pressure regulator will contribute to a lean condition. Refer to Fuel System Diagnosis .


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Fuel injectors


Refer to Fuel Injector Solenoid Coil Test .


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Water contamination in the fuel system can cause a single cylinder to misfire as well as cause a random misfire, refer to Alcohol/Contaminants-in-Fuel Diagnosis .


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EGR system


Check for leaking valve, adapter, or feed pipes which will contribute to a lean condition or excessive EGR flow.


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Extended idle


Excessive Open Loop operation caused by extended idling or short trip driving may leave deposits on the heated oxygen sensors. The deposits cause oxygen sensors to respond slowly to exhaust oxygen content, affecting fuel control and causing a misfire to be indicated at idle. This condition is not permanent. To determine if this condition is causing the DTC P0300 to set, review the Freeze Frame/Failure Records for DTC P0300. If the DTC P0300 occurs at high engine speeds, the condition described above did not cause the DTC to set. If the DTC P0300 occurs at idle or very low engine speeds and at engine coolant temperatures below 80?°C (176?°F), the condition described above is very likely the cause of the DTC to set. The deposits on the heated oxygen sensors can be eliminated by operating the vehicle fully warm at mass air flows above 15 g/s.

Jun 23, 2016 | Buick Cars & Trucks

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97 Grand am v6 up & down idle. Driving =steady acceleration. I've changed, O2 sensor, throttle positioning sensor. Scan is still saying Random misfires? Get warm won't start.


P0300 Random misfire - lean condition , vacuum leak , low fuel pressure , fuel filter plugged partially , mass air flow sensor .
If the misfire is random, check for the following conditions:
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System Grounds: Ensure all connections are clean and properly tightened.


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MAF: A Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor output that causes the PCM to sense a lower than normal air flow will cause a lean condition.


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Air Induction System: Air leaks into the induction system which bypass the MAF sensor will cause a lean condition. Check for disconnected or damaged vacuum hoses, incorrectly installed or faulty crankcase ventilation valve, or for vacuum leaks at the throttle body, EGR valve, and intake manifold mounting surfaces.


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Fuel Pressure: Perform a fuel system pressure test. A faulty fuel pump, plugged filter, or faulty fuel system pressure regulator will contribute to a lean condition.


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Injector(s): Perform injector coil/balance test to locate faulty injector(s) contributing to a lean or flooding condition. In addition to the above test, check the condition of the injector O rings.


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EGR: Check for leaking valve, adapter, or feed pipes which will contribute to a lean condition or excessive EGR flow.

Reviewing the Fail Records vehicle mileage since the diagnostic test last failed may help determine how often the condition that caused the DTC to be set occurs. This may assist in diagnosing the condition.

Oct 21, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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What is code p0300?


P0300 - Random, Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected Fault Code Definition
  • Random, Multiple Misfire Detected
Symptoms
  • Check Engine Light flashing
  • Rough running, hesitation, and/or jerking when accelerating
  • In some cases, there may be performance problems, such as dying at stop signs or rough idling, hesitation, misfires or lack of power (especially during acceleration), and a decrease in fuel economy
Common Problems That Trigger theP0300
  • Worn out spark plugs, ignition wires, coil(s), distributor cap and rotor (when applicable)
  • Incorrect ignition timing
  • Vacuum leak(s)
  • Low or weak fuel pressure
  • Improperly functioning EGR system
  • Defective Mass Air Flow Sensor
  • Defective Crankshaft and/or Camshaft Sensor
  • Defective Throttle Position Sensor
  • Mechanical engine problems (i.e.-low compression, leaking head gasket(s), or valve problems

Jul 25, 2014 | 2000 Dodge Durango

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I just did a tune up on a 2000 mazda 626 with a V6. the parts changed were the plugs,ignition coil, plug wires, mass air flow censor, air filter, and fuel injector cleaner. the plugs were gapped at .32.i...


9 times out of 10 your problem is going to to be with the MAF Sensor. You changed it, was the old one bad? If not try putting the old one back in. If you bought an aftermarket MAF and didn't replace with an OEM MAF, that could also be your problem. Recheck to make sure it's seated correctly, check the wire connection.
Unless the stickers have been removed, you should have a vacuum line diagram under your hood.
Here are what you should check from top to bottom.
  • A clogged, stuck, or leaking fuel injector
  • Faulty fuel regulator
  • Dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor
  • Faulty coolant temperature sensor
  • Faulty thermostat
  • ECM needs reprogramming
  • Dirty or faulty oxygen sensor
  • Vacuum leak
  • Fuel delivery problem
  • Incorrect fuel pressure

Mar 22, 2017 | 2000 Mazda 626

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System to lean bank, manufacturer control fuel air metering, cylinder misfire detected


Intake or vacum leak will be the first codes 174,171, try idle and spray propane around intake if car idles up, then intake is leaking, otherwise could be a broken vacum line, check with a gauge

Jan 18, 2014 | 2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6

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94 22re misses at idle


John, did you change the spark plugs?

Nov 16, 2013 | 1994 Toyota Pickup

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98 Pontiac GRAND am


The plugs and crank sensor could have done it, but the TPS and idle air control would have nothing to do with a random miss.
A more likely cause is the ignition module or a fuel problem. You may have to wait until the problem is bad enough to kill the engine or you have more codes to check out.

May 20, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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My '01 impala 3.4 v-6 flat spots when COLD, at around 20mph. the idle is ruff with random misfires. acceleration is overall poor. when HOT, most symptoms go away leaving only some slight acceleration...


depending on mileage, but possible tune-up could fix it. if already done then check ignition coil pack and ignition wires also spark plugs, check vacuum hoses for leaks or porous, last injectors clogged - use some techron fuel injector cleaner (wal-mart has them). Also get the throttle body and iac valve cleaned by throttle cleaner . Also this other possibilities are to be checked and confirmed.:---- Engine running rough or misfiring can be cause by the following:

1.Defective spark plugs
2.Inadequate spark/coil, defective spark plug wire.
3. Lack of compression
4.False air leakage.
5. Faulty fuel injectors.
6. Insufficient fuel pressure.
7. Contaminated fuel.
8. EGR valve that is leaking.
9. Oxygen sensors.
10. Throttle position sensor.
11. Manifold absolute pressure sensor
12.Mass Airflow Sensor
13.Idle air control valve

--------- This should help.Keep updated.Thanks.Helpmech.

Mar 27, 2011 | 2001 Chevrolet Impala

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1999 olds alero is sputtering i replaced the plugs and wires its still sputtering i get a po300 code


CODE PO300 MULTIPLE ENGINE MISFIRE DETECTED CONDITIONS. POSSIBLE CAUSES.WEAK FUEL PUMP.STOPPED UP FUEL FILTER.CHECK FUEL PRESSURE SHOULD BE 41 - 47 PSI. THE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR CONTAMINATED CAUSE VERY LEAN CONDITIONS.EGR VALVE STUCK OPEN OR PVC VALVE HAS VACUUM LEAK. THE EVAP SYSTEM CANISTER FUEL SOAKED.

Mar 12, 2011 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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