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Old 08-01-2006, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Error code "F0" Misfire detected on cylinder #3

I switched the plug and ignition coil on cylinder three with cylinder four. I still get the misfire detected on cylinder three. What can be causing this.
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Eric, is it possible he needs to clear the code first and then try it again?
I'm saying clear the code first, switch the plug/coil and try it. Maybe he left the old code there??
If I'm not mistaken, codes are stored until clear.

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Eric, is it possible he needs to clear the code first and then try it again?
I'm saying clear the code first, switch the plug/coil and try it. Maybe he left the old code there??
If I'm not mistaken, codes are stored until clear.

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Thanks for the vote of confidence but I am not up on how check-engine-lights behave. I have a Peake tool and I use that to clear them when in doubt. Don't know what to tell you if it isn't easy to clear the codes.

One thing I DO know is that just because the CEL doesn't come right back on after you reset it doesn't mean the problem is fixed. I believe it takes about 20 minutes of an out-of-tolerance condition to trigger the light, and all may seem OK until then.
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