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Misfire/ communications between computer and cylinder 2

Computer not telling coil for cylinder number two to fire, new plugs, new plug wires, new coil pack, what else could it be?

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  • lindsay836
    lindsay836 May 11, 2010

    What code did you pull ?

  • Jesse
    Jesse Nov 01, 2014

    It would be the P0302 Code right?

  • Jesse
    Jesse Nov 01, 2014

    If you've eliminated all the usual suspects the only other thing it can be is your ECM Its roughly $180-$400 and 10 mins to fix. After that check with your dealer.

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Either there is a bad wire, or the computer is bad. Its time to have a qualified repair shop check it out.

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

  • Jesse
    Jesse Nov 01, 2014

    If you've eliminated all the usual suspects the only other thing it can be is your ECM Its roughly $180-$400 and 10 mins to fix. After that check with your dealer.

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P0300 code. Came up checked for spark troubles found nothing good spark good compression something is making the vehicle sound rough should I suspect a weak fuel pump anyone have a common fix


Borrowed from OBD Codes.com:
"Basically this means that the the car's computer has detected that not all of the engine's cylinders are firing properly.
A P0300 diagnostic code indicates a random or multiple misfire. If the last digit is a number other than zero, it corresponds to the cylinder number that is misfiring. A P0302 code, for example, would tell you cylinder number two is misfiring. Unfortunately, a P0300 doesn't tell you specifically which cylinder(s) is/are mis-firing, nor why.

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  • the engine may be harder to start
  • the engine may stumble / stumble, and/or hesitate
  • other symptoms may also be present
  • code P0300 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
    • Faulty spark plugs or wires
    • Faulty coil (pack)
    • Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
    • Faulty fuel injector(s)
    • Burned exhaust valve
    • Faulty catalytic converter(s)
    • Stuck/blocked/leaking EGR valve / passages
    • Faulty camshaft position sensor
    • Defective computer"

  • StarI suggest you start simple.... replace the plugs and test the spark plug wires. Make sure all connections are tight.
    Star

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    P0300


    Im assuming your asking about the ODB-II codes, this code,P0300 Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected.
    A P0300 diagnostic code indicates a random or multiple misfire. If the last digit is a number other than zero, it corresponds to the cylinder number that is misfiring. A P0302 code, for example, would tell you cylinder number two is misfiring. Unfortunately, a P0300 doesn't tell you specifically which cylinder(s) is/are mis-firing, nor why.
    Here are a few things that could be the cause.
  • Faulty spark plugs or wires
  • Faulty coil (pack)
  • Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
  • Faulty fuel injector(s)
  • Burned exhaust valve
  • Faulty catalytic converter(s)
  • Stuck/blocked EGR valve / passages
  • Faulty camshaft position sensor
  • Defective computer

    I would start things out with a tune up, new plugs and wires, wires break down after time and could be grounding out, or arcing between themselves causing a misfire.
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    Hi there:A P0300 diagnostic code indicates a random or multiple misfire. If the last digit is a number other than zero, it corresponds to the cylinder number that is misfiring. A P0302 code, for example, would tell you cylinder number two is misfiring. Unfortunately, a P0300 doesn't tell you specifically which cylinder(s) is/are mis-firing, nor why.

    For example, a P0302 code means that the the car's computer has detected that one of the engine's cylinders is not firing properly. In this case it's cylinder #2; same condition in P0301 - cyl #1, P0303 - cyl #3 and P0304 - cyl #4.

    A code P0300 (or 301, 302, 303 or 304) may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
    Faulty spark plugs or wires
    Faulty coil (pack)
    Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
    Faulty fuel injector(s)
    Burned exhaust valve
    Faulty catalytic converter(s)
    Stuck/blocked EGR valve / passages
    Faulty camshaft position sensor
    Defective computer

    About your possible solutions, if there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.

    If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.

    Random misfires that jump around from one cylinder to another (read: P030x codes) also will set a P0300 code. The underlying cause is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum leak in the intake manifold or unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open.


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    Hi there:DTC P0300 - Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire DetectedBasically this means that the the car's computer has detected that not all of the engine's cylinders are firing properly.
    A P0300 diagnostic code indicates a random or multiple misfire. If the last digit is a number other than zero, it corresponds to the cylinder number that is misfiring. A P0302 code, for example, would tell you cylinder number two is misfiring. Unfortunately, a P0300 doesn't tell you specifically which cylinder(s) is/are mis-firing, nor why.
    DTC P0302 - Cylinder #2 Misfire DetectedA P0302 code means that the the car's computer has detected that one of the engine's cylinders is not firing properly. In this case it's cylinder #2.

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    If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.
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    Hello mikew564.The first diagnosis was number 2 or 3 cylinder not firing. Once you changed the coil, the check engine light went off. When the light came back on again, did you get it diagnosed again to find out if the problem was the same?... 2 or 3 cylinder not firing????

    First of all, there is NO extra wire/ground on the coil/ignition wiring (see images below). The spark plugs and ignition plug wiring can be checked for arcing, corrosion, resistance and can be checked for cracks in the insulators or worn electrodes (and spark gap) by a competent mechanic.
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    Basically this means that the the car's computer has detected that not all of the engine's cylinders are firing properly.

    A P0300 diagnostic code indicates a random or multiple misfire. If the last digit is a number other than zero, it corresponds to the cylinder number that is misfiring. A P0302 code, for example, would tell you cylinder number two is misfiring. Unfortunately, a P0300 doesn't tell you specifically which cylinder(s) is/are mis-firing, nor why.

    A code P0300 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
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    • Faulty coil (pack)
    • Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
    • Faulty fuel injector(s)
    • Burned exhaust valve
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    Causes Include.
    • Faulty spark plugs or wires
    • Faulty coil (pack)
    • Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
    • Faulty fuel injector(s)
    • Burned exhaust valve
    • Faulty catalytic converter(s)
    • Stuck/blocked EGR valve / passages
    • Faulty camshaft position sensor
    • Defective computer

    Possible Solution:
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    P0300 - Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
    Basically this means that the the car's computer has detected that not all of the engine's cylinders are firing properly.

    A P0300 diagnostic code indicates a random or multiple misfire. If the last digit is a number other than zero, it corresponds to the cylinder number that is misfiring. A P0302 code, for example, would tell you cylinder number two is misfiring. Unfortunately, a P0300 doesn't tell you specifically which cylinder(s) is/are mis-firing, nor why.

    Symptoms may include:
    * the engine may be harder to start
    * the engine may stumble / stumble, and/or hesitate
    * other symptoms may also be present

    Causes: A code P0300 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
    * Faulty spark plugs or wires
    * Faulty coil (pack)
    * Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
    * Faulty fuel injector(s)
    * Burned exhaust valve
    * Faulty catalytic converter(s)
    * Stuck/blocked EGR valve / passages
    * Faulty camshaft position sensor
    * Defective computer

    Possible Solutions
    - If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.
    - If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.

    Random misfires that jump around from one cylinder to another (read: P030x codes) also will set a P0300 code. The underlying cause is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum leak in the intake manifold or unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open.


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    P0302 Code - Cylinder #2 Misfire

    A P0301 or P0302 code means that the the car's computer has detected that one of the engine's cylinders is not firing properly. In this case it's cylinder #1 or #2

    Symptoms may include:
    * the engine may be harder to start
    * the engine may stumble / stumble, and/or hesitate
    * other symptoms may also be present

    Causes: A code P0301 or P0302 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
    * Faulty spark plug or wire
    * Faulty coil (pack)
    * Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
    * Faulty fuel injector
    * Burned exhaust valve
    * Faulty catalytic converter(s)
    * Running out of fuel
    * Poor compression
    * Defective computer

    Possible Solutions:
    - If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.
    - If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.


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