Q: Cylinder 2 Misfire, and water contamination in the fuel.

asked by on

My range sport tdv6 is misfiring after fuel was contaminated by water but my lynx code reader is telling me contribution fault in cylinder 2

My car has 156877 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. If your fuel was recently contaminated with water then that is likely the reason behind the cylinder 2 misfire. As the fuel travels to all of the cylinders, this leaves them all susceptible to misfires, as well as the possibility of a "random misfire." If the contamination is minor, you can add water remover to the fuel, or drain and refill the tank, to see if this may correct the problem. If the random misfires continue, then it may be possible that there is an issue with the ignition or engine management systems. If you are unsure I would recommend having a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to diagnose the cause of the misfire.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Cylinder 2 Misfire, and water contamination in the fuel.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Oil consumption 2010 Range Rover Sport Supercharged

Claimed by Kevin Gainer

Q: My mom's Raider feels like its driving on a bumpy road and when I get the speed around 30 to 40 it feels like it loses RPM and is

The problem sounds like your transmission is shuddering and may have major failure. You would need to check the transmission fluid to see if it has a burnt smell indicating the transmission has burned clutches inside it and would need...

Q: Check engine light flashes on then turns off what does that mean?

A flashing check engine light usually refers to cylinder misfiring. Misfiring should be investigated and resolved promptly - that's why the light flashes versus simply staying steady - because misfiring can damage the catalytic converter which can result in additional...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.