Sporadic misfiring, check engine light on sometimes
My car has been misfiring sporadically during driving. It occasionally occurs when I start the car as well. The dash sometimes shows the check engine light on. I had the spark plugs replaced. The coils are replaced with new ones as well. The mechanic ran diagnostics, and there are no codes related to cylinder identification. What should I do?
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Hello there. If there is no cylinder specific misfire codes, it may be a random misfire situation. Without the exact code, I cannot give a precise answer for your specific situation but can offer a possibilities. The most common causes of a multiple cylinder misfire are the camshaft position sensor, fuel pump, crank sensor, fuel line, or an ignition fault. A qualified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose the misfiring issue and perform any repairs required. Given that the fault is intermittent it may take a few attempts for the fault to be duplicated.
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The most common cause of rough acceleration due to misfires is worn-out spark plugs, a cracked distributor cap, a bad spark plug wire, or a failing throttle position sensor (TPS.) In addition to the engine misfire, the Check Engine Light will come on, and the vehicle may even go into `limp mode.
The most common causes of misfires are worn, improperly installed, and mishandled spark plugs, malfunctioning ignition coils, carbon tracking, faulty spark plug wires and vacuum leaks.
As noted in the “check engine light” section, you can check for ignition coil problems by running an OBD-II check, which will require an OBD-II scanner. Codes P0300 to P0312 indicate engine misfires, while codes P0350 to P0362 are for ignition coil issues.
A clogged or failed exhaust gas recirculation or crankcase ventilation valve or faulty oxygen sensor can send the wrong signals to the computer and cause misfires.
Yes. While the damage may seem small initially, the longer you drive with a bad oxygen sensor, the worse the damage will become. Eventually, you may experience rough idling, poor acceleration, engine misfires, an illuminated check engine light, and failed emission tests.
Even a dirty MAF sensor can cause a lean code and/or misfire to occur. The engine may be stalling because it isn`t getting enough throttle opening.
Catalytic converter problems cause gas within your engine to heat up to the point that it actually ignites. This ignition is what causes the misfiring sensation – and that can destroy engine components. Anytime your vehicle misfires, you should have it checked out by a reputable service professional.
A P0300 code in association with a check engine light may indicate problems with your vehicle`s ignition. It should be noted that a steadily-illuminated engine light indicates an active misfire, whereas a severe misfire will cause the check engine light to flash. However, there are many causes of a P0300 code.
Worn or fouled spark plugs are one of the most common causes of engine misfires. These small but crucial components deliver the spark that ignites the fuel in your engine. If they`re not working properly, your engine won`t be firing on all cylinders.
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