Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Cylinders misfiring.

asked by on

The check engine light is blinking and TCS is on.

Someone did pretest and said the cylinders were misfiring. What causes this?

Thanks

Hello - an engine misfire can be caused by ignition issues (bad spark plugs, plug wires, coils, or ignition module), or by fuel issues (clogged or leaking fuel injectors). I would recommend an engine misfire inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Code p0306 indicates that Cylinder 6 had too many misfires within a predetermined period of time.

Hi there. When it comes to a misfire to a cylinder, there are many possibilities that can cause this to happen. First check to see if the spark plug is firing on cylinder 6. Then check the fuel injector and...

Q: Engine is running horrible with stalling and noises under load.

Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. As for the engine misfiring and having an issue with the rough idle, there could be a vacuum leak on the engine. Check all of the vacuum hoses and the intake to see...

Q: Engine Problem

If the car was overheated and/or run low on oil, the engine damage could be extensive. I presume that the CEL came on because of the misfire, but there may also be other codes that need to be addressed. You...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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.