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Old 01-28-2005, 04:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Problem: check engine codes saying cylinder 2 and 5 misfiring.. what could it be?
oh and it is not the valve gasket, or spark plugs--new.


So i have taken my car into the mechanic twice for the problem. He thought it could be the valve \gasket... WAS WRONG... check engine light came back on still saying cylinders 2 and 5 misfiring!

So i dont want to keep fixing things that dont need to be fixed. If anyone has had these engine codes before pleaes help me out so i know what needs to be fixed.

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Old 01-28-2005, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. Check the Ignition coils on those misfiring cylinders. Try to swap those coils with other ones and see if the problem says with the same Cylinders and MOVES with the ignition coil.

2. Moisture in the gas tank COULD cause similar problem.
I recently had this problem. Mine turned out be the moisture in the gas tank.
My CEL light went away after driving some time with a full tank of fas and fuel injector cleaner.
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[quote=pcy,Jan 28 2005, 02:57 PM]
1. Check the Ignition coils on those misfiring cylinders. Try to swap those coils with other ones and see if the problem says with the same Cylinders and MOVES with the ignition coil.
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Sorry about misspellings and poorly formed sentence...
I meant to say:
"Try to swap those coils with other ones and see if the problem STAYS with the same Cylinders OR moves with the ignition coil."
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Thanks for you input, i will do that this next monday.. i was thinking the same thing.
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