This is sort of a hypothetical at this point - I have a misfiring cylinder on my 2009 Ford Ranger 2.3L 4 cylinder engine. I'm trying to diagnose it, but am sort of preparing myself for the possibility that it could be a problem that I'm not able to address ie. something requiring an engine overhaul.
I am getting consistent code 0302 - cylinder 2 misfire errors.
If it turns out that I can't fix the underlying problem, can I just disable the cylinder?Maybe by disconnecting the spark plug and fuel injector? I'd like to continue using the vehicle for short local trips. Obviously this isn't a long-term play, but is it reasonable to think it could get me through the winter?