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P0300 OBD-II Trouble Code: Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
P0300 code definition Random/multiple cylinder misfire detected What the P0300 code means Most vehicles will have 4-6 cylinders. Each cylinder will fire a spark plug, one after another, in a smooth...

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Car hesitating on acceleration.
Thanks for writing in about your Mazda 6. You need to make sure that the mass airflow sensor is not getting contaminated by an oil type air filter. If it is, replace the air filter with clean paper type one...
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SES light on, car misfiring
Hello. When multiple codes are recorded, such as in your case, generally the first code is the one to look at. However, the FSM for your vehicle will state which code to start with diagnostics. The reason for this is...
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Car misifires under load, P0300 code
Hello. The P0300 code refers to a detection of a misfire in one of the cylinders. If the car idles fine and only acts up during acceleration with this code coming up, then it is usually caused by a fuel...
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Barely any power when I step on the gas pedal, any ideas?
Hello. From the symptoms you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing an issue that is putting it into some sort of limp mode. Limp mode is activated when the computer detects an issue that could potentially damage...
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Don't understand CEL Codes.
The codes P0300 through P0306 are for misfires of random cylinders or different cylinders. The second code P1456 is for the evaporative fuel tank system having a leak somewhere in the system. Since you are getting random misfires, then I...
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Found out 1st cylinder in car has no compression....what are my options?
The first thing you have to do is confirm such a diagnosis by getting a second opinion. It is unusual for three cylinders to be perfectly normal and one to have "no" compression. Nevertheless, it is possible. A cylinder...
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What is the major problem in my car
Hello. When you have this many codes you either have an issue with the voltage system in the vehicle being low due to a bad connection, a battery that is failing, or a faulty alternator. It can also be...
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Car idles and multiple trouble codes are triggered
Hi there. If this vehicle is having an idle concern, I have to ask if you may be having a stumble or stall issue when coming to a stop. If so, your vehicle may be covered under a special...
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Random misfires
Hello. There are several possibilities that could explain why you are having this problem. One possibility is that you could have one or more faulty fuel injectors, or the fuel injector wiring is damaged. Another possibility is...
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Engine Light/ Maintenance Required/ TCS Light on
All these codes point to engine misfires. You should pull the spark plug wires to see if oil is on the spark plug wires causing the misfire. You would need to replace the valve cover gaskets and spark plug tube...
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Starting problem
At 180.000 miles, it could be just about anything. The P0161 and P0140 codes are oxygen sensor codes, and probably don't have anything to do with the starting issue, though you should have that investigated. The P0300 code however is...
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cylinder misfire
There seems to be a variety of symptoms going on at the same time. Addressing the ticking issue, it could be your lifters, and it could also be your fuel injectors. This could be part of the problem when it...
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Need to know what to do with these codes generated
All the generated codes will need further inspection from a mechanic. The P0300, P0301, and P0305 are all misfires in the engine and could also cause some of the additional codes. You will need to have a diagnostics done and...
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I have an intermittent misfire - 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The EGR can cause a misfire if it is stuck open when the engine is cold or running at a lower speed. The EGR replaces some of the air with burnt fuel to help...
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P0300 code random misfire code
Hi. Several components could cause this problem - old, failing plug wires, old plugs with wide gaps, worn or corroded distributor cap or rotor contacts, failing distributor pickup coil issues, or failing ignition coil packs. Diagnosis with proper electrical testing...
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Misfire and P0420
Hello - the P0420 and the inconsistent waveform for the post-cat O2 sensor might be related to your failing intake manifold gasket issue. If tiny droplets of coolant are being sucked into the engine - one failure mode for this...
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Loss of power - 2006 Infiniti G35
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Since you are getting different sensors acting up, check all of the connections to all of the sensors and make sure that there is no missing bolts. There could be a vacuum leak causing...
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My Hummer shows code P0300 after getting gas
You may have got contaminated fuel from the gas station. The code P0300 indicates you are getting a random engine misfire. This random misfire does not point to any one cylinder misfire and indicates that the fuel may be contaminated...
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VVT (variable valve timing) Solenoid and Check Engine Light codes P0300 and P0011
Hi there. Through your research you probably discovered that there are multiple causes of a rough idle and the Check Engine Light beyond the VVT solenoid. If you replace the second bank solenoid, it may improve your issue, but...
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Misfire codes and no-start. What could it be?
Fault codes for P0300, P0301, P0302, etc. indicate misfires. P0301 would indicate cylinder #1 misfiring, P0302 would indicate cylinder #2 misfiring,etc. Code P2159 has to do with the VTEC system malfunction. If all this started after the timing belt replacement,...

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