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Do i have to warm the engine up to check the compression?

1996 Chevrolet 1500 5.7L i have misfire on number 5 cylinder and i switch plugs around still miss so i am going to check the compression what the numbers suppose to be?

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You do not have to, but a warm engine will have higher numbers. I just make sure to remove all plugs and crank the engine 3-5 complete revolutions for an accurate reading. You should read somewhere around 130-150 PSI. Most combustion engines need above 85 PSI to run, but I would consider anything below 120 as an issue.

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hey thanks for bringing me up to speed. ive been working on many other problems but with your great explanation i remember.
we need to check the compression on that cyl. and compare it to the compression on 2 other cylinders your choice.
but before you do this get a can of carb cleaner . and with the car idling spray around the intake manifold in the area of #6 cyl. what we are looking for is a small vacuum leak that would also act like this. with the engine idling and spraying around the intake the engines idle sould not change and if it does when you spray you have an intake leaking.
let me know how it turns out.
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SOURCE: misfire on #6 and #8 cylinder 1996 Dodge Ram 1500

Check the spark plug wiring . There are several places where the wires cross each other. These wire cross points MUST be at right angles to each other. Or you will have a misfiring problem.

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SOURCE: 1997 Nissan Altima Cylinder 1 misfire detected.

This Sounds Like a COIL PACK Problem

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SOURCE: MIL indicates cylinder misfire on 1, 3, and 5

Check for

vacuum leaks on intake manifold,

the air tube between the air filter.

intake manifold vacuum hose.

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clean throttle plate with Berryman carburator cleaner

SEE sample picture HERE
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Also remove carbon built up behind the EGR valve and the EGR passage tube.

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Vacuum leak WILL offset the intended 14.7 to 1 air fuel ratio.

More un-metered air (leaks) will lean out the fuel mixture.

Use small amount of Berryman carb clearer at potential air leak area will help you identify trouble spot.

At idle,just spray and listen for the RPM surge.

The in-rush of carb clearer will increase the RPM on the motor.

Record the problem spot(s) and address it later.

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EGR carbon built up require 2+ hours to clean from start to finish.

You will need a new EGR base gasket before your start.

Locate and remove the EGR valve after the vehicle is cool down.

Carefully record the connector and vacuum line (for older vehicle) location by drawing an easily to follow diagram.

Remove the EGR valve.

Inspect the location of the carbon built-up inside the valve and the EGR passage tube.

SOAK these areas with WD-40 spary.

You will need a small screwdriver,cloth hanger and lot of newspaper and time to get this cleaning done right.

RE-SOAK the carbon and let it sit for over-night will also help.

One the last round,pass a shop vacuum of the EGR valve and the passage pipe.

Install the new EGR gasket and connectors.

Allow the vehicle to warm up outdoor to burn up any remaining WD-40.


Take it for a test drive.


Please rate my answer if it's useful to you.


Cheers,

Mustgo

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SOURCE: cylinder number 5 misfire, what

I'm assuming the code that was pulled is P0305. Best case would be a bad spark plug on the number 5 cylinder. Keep in mind, the spark plugs are torque sensitive when installing. These are the possible causes that are stated in a Jeep service manual for your vehicle. Check the basics first......Camshaft,crankshaft,valve timing or vacuum problem,ignition coil output is low,engine internal mechanical problem,secondary ignition pattern is irregular, fuel contamination, Fuel pressure leak down is out of spec, fuel pump ampere out of spec, fuel pump capacity out of spec, fuel pressure is out of spec., engine compression, PVC system restriction, Fuel injector #5 is defective or the connection on the injector itself is loose or corroded, Intake gasket defective. It could also be freeze frame data in the PCM, but this is a very very rare cause.

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My 1996 Taurus when I press the gas pedal when cold it sputters and lacks power. When it warms up it runs great.


Possible causes - Faulty spark plug 5
- Clogged or faulty fuel injector 5
- Faulty ignition coil 5
- Fuel injector 5 harness is open or shorted
- Fuel injector 5 circuit poor electrical connection
- Ignition coil 5 harness is open or shorted
- Ignition coil 5 circuit poor electrical connection
- Insufficient cylinder 5 compression
- Incorrect fuel pressure
- Intake air leak

The P0305 code means that the cylinder 5 is misfiring or is randomly misfiring. Start by checking for intake leaks an if no leaks are found the next step is to replace the spark plugs on cylinder 5. If the problem persist more tests needs to be done to diagnose problem, see "Possible Causes



When is the code detected? Engine Cylinder 5 is Misfiring.


When a misfire occurs, engine speed will fluctuate. If the engine speed fluctuates enough to cause the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor signal to vary, the Engine Control Module (ECM) can determine that a misfire is occurring.



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RE: Johnny brown- 2003 Sebring multiple cylinder misfire 3.0 New distributor new crankshaft sensor new plugs new wires good compression injectors good... Installed new EGR started with cold engine and


ENGINE MISFIRE

There are few possibilities that can cause engine misfire issues. It can be issue with spark plugs or faulty spark plugs. Also get the compression test done for cylinders. If any of cylinder shows low compression then required, then that particular cylinder will cause misfire.

Also get obd codes scanned, the error code will let you know which cylinder is misfiring or all cylinders are misfiring.

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For your trouble shooting I suggest you to refer the help oinks below. It has step by step details for many engine misfire issues.

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Click the link below:-----


Ford Explorer Cylinder Misfire?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/ford-explorer-cylinder-misfire.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/engine-misfire-codes-on-chevrolet.html

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Cylinder 6 Misfire?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/12/cylinder-6-misfire.html

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Misfire on cylinder 4?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/misfire-on-cylinder-4.html

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While stop engine idles like cylinder missing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/while-stop-engine-idles-like-cylinder.html

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Ford Explorer 5.0L: Engine Miss?

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Oil on spark plugs and car misfires?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/oil-on-spark-plugs-and-car-misfires.html

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Can cylinder misfire Damage the Catalytic converter?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/can-cylinder-misfire-damage-catalytic.html

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Car misfires and error code P0306 and P0303 is shown?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-misfires-and-error-code-p0306-and.html

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Chevrolet K1500 No spark, random misfire

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/11/chevrolet-k1500-no-sparkrandom-misfire.html

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2004 Ford F150: Engine Misfire and Lean Code?

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1995 Toyota LS: Misfire at idle or low RPM

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/04/1995-toyota-ls-misfire-at-idle-or-low.html

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Toyota Corolla: Random Misfire?

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2006 Ford Freestar: Misfire on Cylinder Number 2?

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Ck engine light is on and miss fire #5


There are few possibilities that can cause engine misfire issues. It can be issue with spark plugs or faulty spark plugs. Also get the compression test done for cylinders. If any of cylinder shows low compression then required, then that particular cylinder will cause misfire.

Also get obd codes scanned, the error code will let you know which cylinder is misfiring or all cylinders are misfiring.

-----------

For your trouble shooting I suggest you to refer the help oinks below. It has step by step details for many engine misfire issues.

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Click the link below:-----


Ford Explorer Cylinder Misfire?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/ford-explorer-cylinder-misfire.html

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Engine Misfire codes on Chevrolet Malibu?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/engine-misfire-codes-on-chevrolet.html

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Cylinder 6 Misfire?

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-----

While stop engine idles like cylinder missing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/while-stop-engine-idles-like-cylinder.html

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Can cylinder misfire Damage the Catalytic converter?

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Number 3 and 4 are not firing from coil on 2002 subaru outback 2.5


its faulty coil.

Get the compression test done on each coil.these will let you know if its faulty coil or not.

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It can be issue with spark plugs or faulty spark plugs. Also get the compression test done for cylinders. If any of cylinder shows low compression then required, then that particular cylinder will cause misfire.

Also get obd codes scanned, the error code will let you know which cylinder is misfiring or all cylinders are misfiring.

-----------

For your trouble shooting I suggest you to refer the help oinks below. It has step by step details for many engine misfire issues.

----------


Click the link below:-----


Ford Explorer Cylinder Misfire?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/ford-explorer-cylinder-misfire.html

---------

Engine Misfire codes on Chevrolet Malibu?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/engine-misfire-codes-on-chevrolet.html

---------

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How do i fix a misfire on a 1996 suburban


Hi Yvonne, I'm glad to help!

The first step when you have a misfire is to see what is causing the misfire. Technicians always rules out mechanical failures before moving on too Electrical issues. What you need to do is check compression on cylinder 2 and see if its good. Remove the spark plug and test it with a compression tester. It should read somewhere around 150 PSI or more. Check it to cylinder 4 and make sure the reading are close they must be within 25 %. If the compression is GOOD then you'll need to move to the electrical checks. Here's how you rule out parts. It doesn't matter if you have plug wires or coil-on-plug. SWAP the parts from cylinder 2 to cylinder 4 and start the engine and if the misfire moves from 2 to 4 then you know its either the spark plug the spark plug wire or the coil pack if you have a coil instead of a plug wire. If the misfire does not move and stays in cylinder 2 then it could be an INJECTOR, WIRING ISSUES, COMPUTER DRIVER. As you see Yvonne it can be a lot of things that can cause a misfire. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Yvonne.

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The 305 code means a cylinder misfire. You could have a bad valve or a cracked cylinder head (worst case). Rent a compression tester from any auto parts store that does the tool loan program and test your compression. If ALL your cylinders are within 20% of each other, then I would check your injector pressure. I hope its something simple and cheap to repair.

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The plugs shouldnt matter they are the same just different manufacturer.

Have you distributor module checked out.

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