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Car is missing at low rpm's, I replaced the spark plug ignition boots, plugs and throttle position sensor. what else could it be?

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  • muffit1 Jun 05, 2010

    have you replaced your timing-belt? If it is not done right, it could be the cause.

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Check the fuel filter next then the fuel pump

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Will codes P2101 and P1516 cause no spark at the coil over plugs?


unlikely
code p 2101 is throttle actuator problem and code p1516 intake manifold air control solenoid
no spark can be cam/crank position sensor, immobilizer , ignition control module or ECM problem

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My 2003 pontiac aztek shuts off when its in idle


Could have a vacuum leak , a problem with the IAC - idle air control motor !
Rough, Unstable, or Incorrect Idle and Stalling
Inspection/Test
Action
DEFINITION: Engine runs unevenly at idle. If severe, the engine or vehicle may shake. Engine idle speed may vary in RPM. Either condition may be severe enough to stall the engine.
Preliminary
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Refer to Diagnostic System Check - Engine Controls .


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Refer to Intermittent Conditions before starting.


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Search for bulletins.


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Observe the owners driving habits.

Fuel System
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Test the fuel system circuits for proper operation. Refer to Fuel Pump Electrical Circuit Diagnosis .


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Test for low fuel pressure. Refer to Fuel System Diagnosis .


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Test for faulty fuel injectors. Refer to Fuel Injector Balance Test with Special Tool , Fuel Injector Balance Test with Tech 2 , Fuel Injector Solenoid Coil Test test procedures.


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Inspect for fuel contamination. Refer to Alcohol/Contaminants-in-Fuel Diagnosis .


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Inspect for fuel in the pressure regulator vacuum hose.


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Ensure each injector harness is connected to the correct injector/cylinder.


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Inspect for any items which may cause an engine to run rich, long term fuel trim is significantly in the negative range. Refer to Diagnostic Aids for DTC P0172 .


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Inspect for any items which may cause an engine to run lean, long term fuel trim is significantly in the positive range. Refer to Diagnostic Aids for DTC P0171 .

Sensor/System
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Test for conditions which cause an incorrect idle speed.


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Throttle body tampering, excessive deposits, or damage--Refer to Fuel System Description .


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Restricted air intake system


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Large vacuum leak


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Inspect the air intake ducts for being collapsed, damaged areas, looseness, improper installation, or leaking especially between the MAF sensor and the throttle body.


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Inspect crankcase ventilation valve for proper operation.


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Inspect the throttle position (TP) sensor and related wiring. Refer to DTC P0123 .


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Monitor the 24X crank sensor and the CMP sensor signal present parameters on the scan tool. If both are not responding, test the sensor feed circuit. Both sensors use a separate feed circuit but are internally connected to power. Test all CKP sensor A and CMP sensor circuits for intermittents. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems.


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Monitor the 3X parameter on the scan tool. If the 3X is not responding, inspect the CKP sensor B and circuits for intermittents. Inspect the ignition control (IC) circuit, IC timing control circuit, low resolution engine speed signal circuit and the low reference circuit for intermittents. If these circuits become open, or shorted, they may not set a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) immediately, but are capable of causing driveability complaints. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems.


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Test the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system for proper operation. Refer to Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System Description .


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Inspect the Transaxle Range Switch input with the vehicle in drive and the gear selector in drive or overdrive


Ignition System
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Inspect for proper ignition voltage output using the following steps:


1.
Attach the J 26792 Spark Tester to engine ground.


2.
Connect the spark plug end of the spark plug wire to the J 26792 . Leave the other end of the spark plug wire connected to the coil being tested.


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Connect the spark plug end of the companion spark plug wire to ground. The companion spark plug wire is the wire attached to the corresponding coil tower.


4.
Crank the engine while observing the J 26792 . A spark should be observed.


5.
Repeat the above steps for each coil.


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If spark is not present at the coils, inspect for the following conditions:


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Coils--Cracks, carbon tracking/arcing, or a resistance value outside the specified range

Coil Resistance
5000-8000 ohms (5K-8K ohms)
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Spark plug wires--Signs of arcing, cross firing, cracks, carbon tracking, plug boot damage, pinched, improper routing, or a resistance value outside the specified range

Spark Plug Wire Resistance
9 686 ohms per meter (3,000 ohms per foot)
Important: : Spraying the secondary ignition wires with a light mist of water may help locate an intermittent problem. Ignition voltage will arc to ground when a secondary component is faulty.


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Defective ignition module


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Ignition system wiring--Loose ignition module feed or ground connection, or damaged system wiring


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Remove spark plugs and inspect for the following conditions:


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Fouled plugs


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Cracks


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Wear


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Improper gap


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Burned or damaged electrodes


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Improper heat range or reach


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If spark plugs are gas or oil fouled, the cause of the fouling must be determined before replacing the spark plugs. Refer to Spark Plug Inspection .

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Engen problem and missing


Sir, your question is not very clear, but I will still try to post a solution here. Engine missing could be due to any problem in fuel system, ignition system, engine or ECM as well.

LOW ENGINE IDLE SPEED (Poor idling):
-Throttle body (do the cleaning and idle speed learning)
-A /C signal circuit
-Fuel pump control circuit
-Fuel pump
-Intake system
-P C V valve (clogged or open) and hose

ROUGH IDLING:
-Cylinder Compression
-Ignition system (Igniters, spark plugs, wiring harness)
-Spark plug fouled, gap too wide or too short. (1.00-1.1 mm)
-Fuel injector circuit
-E C M power source circuit
-Fuel pump control circuit
-Fuel pump (required pressure 44 psi - 49 psi)
-Throttle body (cleaning)
-Intake system
-P C V valve and hose
-Air fuel ratio sensor
-Heated oxygen s ens or
-Mass air flow meter
-Idle hunting
-Throttle body
-Intake system
-P C V valve and hose
-Air fuel ratio sensor
-Mass air flow meter

HESITATION/ POOR ACCELERATION:
-Fuel pump control circuit
-Fuel pump
-Spark plug
-Ignition system
-Fuel injector circuit
-E C M power source circuit
-Mass air flow meter
-Throttle body (do cleaning)
-Intake system
-Valve timing
-Cylinder Compression


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Car won't stay idling


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Ignition module failer


Check fuel pressure. And check for vacuum or air leaks- vacuum hoses, intake manifold gasket, the big air boot to throttle body assembly. Any trouble codes?
How is output from HT now? Do you have a blue snapping spark at the spark plug wires now? If spark is weak, it might be a crank position sensor- it can be tested to some extent, and should have a reference voltage to it, about 5 volts.

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What controls the fire to the coil


The ignition system is controlled by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) on all engines.
Here is a generic breakdown of most ignition systems incorporated after 1996;

The system uses separate ignition coils for each cylinder. The one-piece coil bolts directly to the cylinder head. Rubber boots seal the secondary terminal ends of the coils to the top of all 6 spark plugs. A separate electrical connector is used for each coil.
Because of coil design, spark plug cables (secondary cables) and a distributor are not used.
Two knock sensors (one for each cylinder bank) are used to help control spark knock.
The Auto Shutdown (ASD) relay provides battery voltage to each ignition coil.
The ignition system consists of:
  • Spark Plugs
  • Separate Ignition Coils
  • Knock Sensors
  • Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
  • Also to be considered part of the ignition system are certain inputs from the Crankshaft Position, Camshaft Position, Throttle Position, 2 knock and MAP Sensors

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Idle drops form 900 to 300 rpm at stops & hesitation at speeds over 2000 rpm


Could be a throttle position sensor, or a myriad of other things related to the ignition, timing, spark plugs ... maybe the engine needs a complete tune up.

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Honda Misses.


Pin point the dead hole and check that injector.

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