Q: Q: Cylinders misfiring.

asked by on

I have a misfire on the 1 and 5 cylinders.

I would enlist the help of a YourMechanic technician to help you resolve this issue. Ask the technician to swap the 1 and 5 ignition coils to other cylinders such as 2 and 6. If either of your misfires moves to cylinder 2 or 6, that ignition coil is bad. If the misfires stay in the same location, the spark plug or wiring to the ignition coil may have an issue. Ensure that the technician also inspects the spark plugs in the misfiring cylinders. If they are found to be fouled, it is a good practice to have all eight spark plugs replaced at the same time.

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. Q: Cylinders misfiring.

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: Excessive oil consumption, oil in spark plug holes, normal compression

The oil getting into the spark plug holes is from the valve cover and spark plug tube seals. Replace both of these and clean out spark plug holes of oil. This will help with the misfires and coils shorting out....

Q: Car in "limp-mode" - 2004 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500

The boost pressure, and the intake charge temperature sensor in the turbo boost circuit are thought to be the most common origins of "limp mode" problems. The connectors on these 2 sensors become slightly corroded with time, miles and weather...

Q: Car battery light came on and while driving my car suddenly stalled and my steering wheel got really stiff

Your problem could be as simple as a broken accessory drive belt - sometimes called a serpentine belt. This belt drives both the alternator and power steering pump. It is also possible the engine stalled for some reason, with the...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...