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I have a 1999 Chevy Astro that is giving me a P0300 trouble code. So far I've replaced the plugs, wires, cap, rotor, coil, fuel filter, air filter, and catalytic converter. I'm still having the stumbling-hesitaton problem. I have noticed that it's worse when the van is cold and almost non-existent when it's warmed up. There are quite a few other things that could cause this random misfire but rather than throw more money at it and hope it sticks I'm hoping someone could point in some kind of direction!!!

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P0300 Diagnostic Code - Random Misfire
Technical description:--
Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected:---
Exactly what does this code means:--
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:--
the engine may be harder to start.the engine may stumble / stumble, and/or hesitate.
other symptoms may also be present…There may be rough idle, sputters and stallsand jerks.
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 for this error problem:--
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 vehicle, 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 un-metered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open.

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

  • bassguitarje Aug 26, 2010

    Thanks but I've already come across this copied and pasted answer on other websites. I was hoping for an answer from someone who has actually had first hand experience with this problem.

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    Bryan Aug 26, 2010

    I have been working on cars a long time and have never actually ran across this before. Just from reading all the things that code can mean, it looks like you have covered pretty much everything except for the fuel injectors. Might not hurt to try and have the fuel injection system flushed out. Just a suggestion.
    Good Luck!

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

us703 can reset your car code.

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