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Misfire cylinder # 3, only when in drive and stoped

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Make sure that it is an electrical issue or a fault in the cylinder.Remove the plug in cyl 3 to check signs if ignition.If the plug connected externally to test for a good intensity spark.If not check the HT cable to the distributor.Have a compression check of the cyl3,If oils smear is noticed on plug then it must be checked for oil ring failure in this cylinder.

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It's probably a coil breaking down , have a scan tool hooked up an have misfires checked to see which cylinder is missing .
Ignition Coils
Each ignition coil has an ignition 1 voltage feed and a ground. The engine control module (ECM) supplies a low reference and an ignition control (IC) circuit. Each ignition coil contains a solid state driver module. The ECM will command the IC circuit ON, this allows the current to flow through the primary coil windings for the appropriate time or dwell. When the ECM commands the IC circuit OFF, this will interrupt current flow through the primary coil windings. The magnetic field created by the primary coil windings will collapse across the secondary coil windings, which induces a high voltage across the spark plug electrodes. The coils are current limited to prevent overloading if the IC current is held high too long. The spark plugs are connected to their respective coils by a short secondary wire. The spark plugs are tipped with iridium for long life and efficiency.
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DTC Descriptors ?€¢
DTC P0300 Engine Misfire Detected


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DTC P0301 Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected


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DTC P0302 Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected


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DTC P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected


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DTC P0304 Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected


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DTC P0305 Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected


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DTC P0306 Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected


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DTC P0307 Cylinder 7 Misfire Detected


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DTC P0308 Cylinder 8 Misfire Detected

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Misfire on Cylinder 3 swapped plugs between 3 and 4 on Pontiak Aztek 2003. Misfire remained on cylinder 3. Swapped ignition coil 3 and 6 with ignition coil 1 and 4 misfire still on cylinder 3


Spark Plug swapping is a waste of time

You may never have a failed plug in 70 years
of driving

Now you move on to professional help

You could have failed valves,failed intake gasket
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04 DODGE Ram hemi cylinder 3 misfire


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P0301 Cylinder No. 1 Misfire Detected
P0302 Cylinder No. 2 Misfire Detected
P0303 Cylinder No. 3 Misfire Detected
P0304 Cylinder No. 4 Misfire Detected
P0305 Cylinder No. 5 Misfire Detected
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Stop driving immediately.....

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I have 1996 Dodge Gran Caravan, and it gives me these codes: 27 and 43, what do they mean??


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Code 27 MIL light options: OBDII
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P0202 - Injector #2 Control Circuit
P0203 - Injector #3 Control Circuit
P0204 - Injector #4 Control Circuit
P0205 - Injector #5 Control Circuit
P0206 - Injector #6 Control Circuit

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CODE $# MIL options: OBDII
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P0301 - Cylinder #1 Misfire
P0302 - Cylinder #2 Misfire
P0303 - Cylinder #3 Misfire
P0304 - Cylinder #4 Misfire
P0305 - Cylinder #5 Misfire
P0306 - Cylinder #6 Misfire
P0351 - Ignition Coil #1 Primary Circuit
P0352 - Ignition Coil #2 Primary Circuit
P0353 - Ignition Coil #3 Primary Circuit

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