Questions tagged [misfire]

A condition where one or more engine cylinders experiences lack of combustion or mistimed combustion through detonation

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Can a bad timing chain result in only a single cylinder misfiring?

The question title should be pretty self explanatory. I have a 2002 Nissan Maxima which began idling and accelerating really poorly (seemingly out of nowhere) a few days ago while I was driving home ...
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2006 Buick LaCrosse misfire - Replaced coil pack, new plugs, new wires, 2x junkyard ICM. Still no luck

I have a 2006 Buick LaCrosse 3.8L that is misfiring. There is a strong smell of gas when running. I have had this issue before and it was solved by replacing the ignition control module. I also ...
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Yamaha FZS 600 Faser - Losing a cylinder when hot

I recently bought a 1999 Yamaha FZS 600 Fazer. It was absolutely fine on the test ride. Did a couple of other short rides (about 20 mins), also fine. Then today after about 15 mins I lose a cylinder. ...
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Check engine lights came up after Air filter change?

Yesterday I changed air filters in my car (Nissan supper saloon N16 - model year 2000). After installation the check engine light came on when I started the engine and the engine seemed to be running ...
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2005 Subaru Legacy Cylinder 3 misfire

My Wife's Subaru's check engine light recently came on, when we went to auto zone to check the code it came back as a cylinder 3 misfire, we went to our mechanic and he changed the sparkplugs, but ...
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Engine misfire and poor mileage

My 2015 Chevy Suburban has 180k miles and now it gave me a check engine light code with a misfire. It shakes a little bit and does not give good fuel mileage. Also, the reader on the speedometer use ...
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P3431 P0304 but engine does not feature cylinder deactivation?

2010 Dodge Grand caravan 3.8L (I think) CEL light came on and codes pulled were p0304 p0300 and p3431 , I'm curious as to what's up with the p3431. Looking it up on the typical obd sites say that it'...
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Feelin' a misfire but ain't showng no misfire in the computer

I swears when I turn on my van just sitting there I feel a misfire more often than any good person should. In my opinion, I shouldn't be feeling any weird shakin or nothin. When she's been driven a ...
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What causes P300, P301, P303 and P304 after driving several miles? 1999 Accord 2.3l

I have replaced the spark plugs, which were oily, cleaned the tubes, replaced tube seals (which were cracked), and have not seen oil leaks since, but the misfires persist. The wires are fourteen ...
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Misfire and loss of power at between 2800 and 4000 RPM

First I need to start off by saying that NO Check Engine codes are thrown by this issue. Car is a 2007 Mazda CX-7 turbo, non-awd. What's happening: This can be broken down into 2 section really, a ...
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Is it possible to clear “permanent codes” on a Volkswagen Jetta?

I was inspecting a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta today and saw on my OBD reader that it had two misfire codes, if I remember correctly P0302 cylinder 2 misfire and P0300 multiple cylinder misfire. The check ...
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Testing whether engine stutter/hesitation is caused by catalytic converter

I have a 2005 Ford Expedition, from my dad, which stutters and hesitates to accelerate. Sometimes it barely has a problem and sometimes it's bad. It has new spark plugs and spark plug coils which the ...
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Pros and cons of driving a vehicle with a misfiring cylinder

Check engine light came on for a Toyota Prius that is only being driven about once a month since COVID-19 pandemic began. OBD-II scanner shows P0302, which indicates the problem is a misfiring ...
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2003 Toyota Corolla - Cyl Misfire + Lean Mix after month long storage. Possible causes?

I've not been driving my 2003 Toyota Corolla since we were ordered to shelter. Today, I turned it over and found it rough idling. ECU faults show as follow: which reads: Current Fault: P0303 - ...
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I have a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2lt with a lot of problems

I have a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro RS and I'm getting a cylinder 6 misfire. I swapped the spark plugs because they were burnt, but I'm still getting a cylinder 6 misfire. I even checked the coil packs. ...
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Location of ims sensor or ifs sensor 2002 Hyundai santa fe

I have a 2002 Hyundai santa fe with the 2.7L V6 does this engine have a ifs sensor or ims sensor and if so where is it located on the engine. The problem I am having is this, the engine will start ...
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Random misfires, cylinders 2 4 6 misfire

have the exact same problem, except I have a 2002 Hyundai santa fe with the 2.7 v6, but i cannot find the ignition failure sensor anywhere on the engine. I have changed the following parts, cam sensor,...
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2004 3.5L Random Misfire hesitates when accelerating

I have a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L V6. When I was driving a couple of days ago the check engine light flashed and after a while it stayed on. The codes are P0300 which is a random misfire as well ...
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What would cause a BMW 3 series E90 to misfire until the engine has warmed up?

I took my car to a mechanic because of misfiring issues. He said his computer told him it was an ignition coil pack issue, specifically coil 1. Anyway, he changed it and the car was still misfiring. ...
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Misfiring after not using car for one month

I have a Ford Focus 1.6 LX 16v 2004 MK1. I went away for one month and after I returned the battery was dead. I charged the battery, started the engine and took it for a short drive. I noticed it was ...
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Code P2177, engine noise and power loss?

I have a 07 Mazda 3 and it seems like ita getting worst by the day. I have a check engine light on with the code P2177 System too lean, I'm pretty sure its losing its power when accelerating. I'll be ...
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Engine jerks at certain RPM - Misfire & fuel system over pressure [P000F, P0302]

My Audi A5 1.8t has started having some hiccups after an engine job (Changed valves, timing chain & camshaft intake side) The car starts fine, it sounds fine, but it has the following problems: ...
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Low compression in one cylinder with a misfire code, but no smoke in the exhaust

Chevy V6 4.3 with 281k miles. It recently threw a misfire code isolated to cylinder #3. The misfire seems systematic and not random, though, as it idles rough. I've got an open question on it already, ...
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Spark Plug porcelain fell into cylinder

I own a 2016 Ford Mustang Ecoboost. About a month ago, I had a misfire in cylinder 3. I Decided to just swap out all spark plugs, and only plug that gave me a problem to get out was of course #3. ...
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Cylinder misfires since having a full service on Golf MK5 2005

I took my VW Golf MK5 2005 (130,000 miles) to have a full service the other week which included changing all 4 spark plugs. Whilst driving home the engine management light came on and I lost some ...
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Jeep Liberty won’t stay on

It first started misfiring so I changed the oxygen sensor. After that it all went bad. The Jeep would not crank up to start. After a few fires it started, but when I released the gas the rpms would ...
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06 Chevy Cobalt: Low Power, Rough Idle (Misfires), now Water in Oil

Been driving it for two months now in cold Chicago weather. -Car first was only experiencing weak acceleration and some minor engine "pulsating" at idle. -On further probing during drive cycles with ...
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Sludge in the oil of a Subaru Forester

My Subaru Forester has 105k. For the past three years, I've had to add oil to it at an increasing rate. In the past few months, I've had to add a quart every week or two. I have recently found out ...
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My hyundai Accent 2012 is having issues when accelerating

My hyundai Accent 2012 is having issues when accelerating. It works great on low speed, but past 30kmh, if I accelerate more than regular cruising, the RPM will drop heavily and I can feel an heavy ...
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2013 Subaru WRX P0300

On a Subaru 2013 since 70,000 miles I've had the fun P0300 code activated and my check engine light on, cruise and traction control disabled. I do not have any other misfire codes being shown(unlike ...
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Random misfires and 2+3 cylinder misfires on 2009 Accord

I have a 2009 Honda Accord 2.4 L. It is reporting random misfires and cylinders 2+3 misfires. There was a thread posted about this same exact problem but was never resolved. Any help would be ...
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Help identifying misfire conditon on 1998 Honda Civic DX

I'm struggling to identify the cause of a misfire condition in my 1998 Honda Civic. It has D16Y7 engine with 185,000 miles on it. The spark plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor, and ignition coil ...
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Can I learn anything about a misfiring cylinder from the fact that the dialectric grease around the plug is discolored?

On the way to the in-laws yesterday my 2008 fusion started bucking. Code reader says I'm misfiring on cylinder 2. I popped off the coil boots thinking I'd swap them and see if the problem cylinder ...
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Ignition coil overheating: what to blame?

I have got in the past ignition coil overheating, making the engine run very erratically and in some cases it even wouldn't run at all until the coil got cooler. In one occasion I changed the coil for ...
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Can lack of oil cause P0300 Random Misfire?

I get OBD code P0300 Random Misfire (and no other error codes) on a very poorly maintained car. I changed the valve cover (whose spark plug well gaskets were degraded) and spark plugs, but the engine ...
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Sputtering at low rpm and massive loss of power, sudden onset and persistent

Vehicle: 1994 Nissan Sentra GA16DE engine 4-speed automatic transmission 298,400 km Recent Work (3 months ago): spark plugs spark plug cables distributor rotor distributor cap cleaned K&N ...
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Chevy Blazer 4.3 with p0303 error (cylinder 3 misfire) shortly after running medium-hot: now wonky idle, but smooth at high RPMs

I've got a 97 Chevy Blazer with the 4.3 and 281k miles. It might be of-note that a shop replaced my Lower Intake Manifold gasket about 18 months ago. At the very end of a long trip this weekend it ...
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Misfire data log

I'm trying to understand what is the meaning of "Misfire" in this graphs, it always starts with value 0 and then can move up to 3. Is it a sensor? if yes what exactly it measure? if not, what is it? ...
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2010 GMC Terrain misfires & leans codes

My 2010 GMC Terrain while maintaining a speed of around 60 - 70 mph starts to hesitate and if I don't release my foot from the pedal I will get flashing check egine. I've noticed it likes to happen ...
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The Mystery of the Misfiring MINI

It's me again. 2008 MINI Cooper S w/ dealer-installed JCW package (chip tune, larger air intake, larger cat-back exhaust). I thought everything was fine after resetting my ECU last week, but had bad ...
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2009 Honda Accord 4-cyl

I changed the crankshaft. Now my car wont work when I give it the gas, it wants to shut off. Check engine light is on. Had Honda and another mechanic look at it montell me starter I think not I ...
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Does a puddle of Seafoam cleaner indicate a vacuum leak?

Engine is "skipping", cutting out or what seems like a misfire (?) every once and a while. (Even more so when the AC is on). To start, did the SeaFoam throttle body cleaner, as shown here: How ...
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Astra MK6 - when warm, rough idle and shudders while accelerating

Here's a video: https://youtu.be/wYyaW9wRt6U For a couple of months now my car has had a rough idle and shudders while accelerating - Vauxhall Astra J Exclusiv MK6, 4 years old 61k miles spark plugs ...
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Narrowing down cause of misfire when engine is warm

2001 Toyota Tacoma 2WD 2.4L 4cyl. Just under 100k miles. Looking for guidance on narrowing down the culprit for a misfire. Here's the pattern: Truck runs fine from a cold start, and continues to run ...
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Spark jumping off wires and into any ground near them. Wires are new

I have an old opel astra 2.0 8v. Thing is car idles rough and you can feel it misfiring very often, mostly at idle. In the dark you can see 3 of 4 cylinders have the spark jumping off the wire boot ...
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How does the car's ECU detect a misfire?

I was wondering what the specific mechanism used by car ECU's to detect misfires is, or are if there is more than one method.
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Huyndai sonata 2012 engine misfires

I have Huyndai sonata 2012 GDI 2.4 cc The car starts just fine, but after few miles the engine misfires in the same cylinder, and when i stop the engine and run it again, the engine go back to normal ...
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Cause of limp mode in Vauxhall Astra which ECU code is relevant?

The engine now runs ok when started cold, but if the weather is very hot or it's started when warm it goes into limp mode, whereby the orange spanner symbol comes on and max acceleration is only 1/3 ...
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Why does my NB Miata struggle to start when shut off for a short time?

Why does my 2000 Miata 1.8L (104000 miles) struggle to start when shut off for a short time? This doesn't seem to happen as frequently when starting up after being off over a weekend or just overnight....
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MAZDA 3 2006 (UK) - poor acceleration then takes off at 3250 revs

I have a 2006 Petrol Mazda 3 1.6, with 74k on the clock. I have a problem where the car is really jumpy with poor acceleration when it is accelerating from 0 up to 3250 revs, it feels like it is ...