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2001 5.4l Triton. Why is there a misfire on cylinder 4?

I just put 8 new plugs and one new cop on and it still says tht I've got a misfire on number 4 do is there a way tht I can reset the pcm on my own

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Bad coil pack on 5.4liter F150's? and do they all need to be ...

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7 posts - ‎5 authors 01-02-2009, 12:11 PM ... so my 2000 F150 v8 5.4 triton is a great truck as I think anyone with one with one will agree. The only recurring problem seems to be the coil packs will go bad all of sudden, causing misfiring and a very bumpy ride. ... happened a few years ago, I replaced them all and the truck was good for 3 years.

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SOURCE: misfire on cylinder 6 on a 2002 ford escape 3.0 6 cylinder DOHC

the back side is from front(passenger side) of engine 1,2,3
front side is 4,5,6

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SOURCE: location of cylinder 4

here is the cylinder layout diagram for thios engine.
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SOURCE: MISFIRE CYLINDER #3 CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON VEHICLE

Check spark plug wires for corrosion

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SOURCE: 2003 chrysler town & country 3.8...P0304 #4

Is the spark plug wet when you remove it, if not check fuel injector, also while you have spark plug out do a cylinder compression test.

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SOURCE: 1998 ford expedition misses, ,shudders, replace

The coil is not seated correct or it has become bad also. These have a tendency to mess up on a regular basis. I use a di-electric grease on mine to help it from misfiring. I would take that #4 back off and re-seat it and see how it performs.

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My 2002 grand vitara... keeps showing up with a cyl 6 misfire...replaced the plugs.. injectors and cop... still getting same...someone told me the pcm might need replaced??


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My name is Tim I am with a company called Automotive Scientific LLC. I specialize in ECU/PCM issues of all sorts and sizes. It is very possible that you have a bad computer. If you can provide me with the codes I will be able to tell you if your pcm is suspect or not. Any and all codes will help me to help you that much better. They will start with a "P" the 4 numbers. For example, P0322 or P1218 and you may have more then one. AutoZone or advanced auto usually scans these for free. Please advise

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I have a 2003 jeep grand cherokee, It started


wow, no engine option stated, and no DTCs.

4.0L I-6 or 4.7Liters?

WHY DO THAT FIRST. $$$$ parts first.

why not do a tune up first.

you swap in the most expensive parts first? ouch,

The PCM tells you when ckp or cmp fail, with DTC codes

so its not that. but you never posted ALL DTC errors. why not do that.?

do a real tuneup? heat (spark plugs, filters.)

if you have P030x errors,

eg: p0301 is cylinder #1 is misfiring (3 ways to do that not JUST spark)

eg: P0300, random on all cylinders. (fuel mix wrong) or never tuned up.



Misfire 101; (example P0301 DTC)

P030x codes, are all just about spark, misfire is caused by 3 things, (at least)

1: sure spark. weak. (tuneups work as does hV wires sets if no COPS) if 1 cop is bad move it to other location, does failure follow the move>???????? buy new cop boots if engine has cops.

COPS means coil over plug, so v6 has 6, v8 has 8.

coil packs have 3 coils inside for v6 and 4 for V8. called wasted spark to any tech.

2: low compression, think of your v6 (is it) as 6 engines, not 1.

3: wrong FUELING rates. including air leaks to 1 cylinder.

if engine has EGR that too, will cause gross misfiring.

so can an air leak near one intake runner, causing 1 cylinder to misfire.





why not scan it with a real scan tool that can see ALL jeep codes

then post all DTCs found. both idling and driving for 45mph or 1/2hr.

with these facts and what engine is there we can do the remaining tests.

free book



http://www.jeep4x4center.com/knowledge-base/index.htm?utm_source=cj#service







The tune up is this and filters.

do the tune up, new wires, and plugs using correct spark plugs not some bs, magic ones, use spec, plugs first. its in the manual.

then HV wire set on 4.0L,

if cops V8 , 4.7L try new boots on them. or swap them to find bad one.

the USA car V8 has coil on plugs





misfire means ONLY that this cylinder has weak COMBUSTION

its not weak spark only, that is only 1 cause of poor combustion.



post DTC\'s driving and we can fix it

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Innova 3160 scan tool, that is what I use on home cars.

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that is always the best way,

you can not fix cars today with out owning a scan tool.

unless , luckiest man on earth. (guessing)

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2003 f-150 engine code po353


Hi I'm Peter, here is a link to codes and below is what it says. http://www.obd-codes.com/p0353




P0353 Ignition Coil C Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction
The COP (coil on plug) ignition system is what is used on most modern engines. There is an individual coil for each cylinder that is controlled by the PCM (powertrain control module).
It eliminates the need for spark plug wires by putting the coil right above the sparkplug. Two wires are dedicated to each coil. One is a battery feed usually from the power distribution center. The other wire is the coil driver circuit from the PCM. The PCM grounds/ungrounds this circuit to activate or deactivate the coil. The coil driver circuit is monitored by the PCM for faults If an open or a short is detected in the driver circuit for coil number 3, a P0353 may set. Also, depending on the vehicle, the PCM may also shut down the fuel injector to the cylinder also.
Symptoms Symptoms of a P0353 DTC may include:
  • MIL (Malfunction indicator lamp) illumination
  • Engine misfire may be present or intermittent
Causes Potential causes of a P0353 code include:
  • Short to voltage or ground on COP driver circuit
  • Open on COP driver circuit
  • Loose connection at coil or broken connector locks
  • Bad Coil (COP)
  • Faulty Powertrain Control Module
Possible Solutions Is the engine misfiring presently? If not, the problem is likely intermittent. Try wiggle testing the wiring at the #3 coil and along the wiring harness to the PCM. If manipulating the wiring causes the misfire to surface, repair the wiring problem. Check for poor connection at the coil connector. Verify the harness isn't misrouted or chafing on anything. Repair as necessary
If the engine is misfiring presently, stop the engine and disconnect the #3 coil wiring connector. Then start the engine and check for a driver signal to the #3 coil. Using a scope will give you a visual pattern to observe, but since most people don't have access to one there's an easier way. Use a Voltmeter in AC Hertz scale and see if there's a Hz reading of between 5 and 20 or so that indicates the driver is working. If there is a Hertz signal, then replace the #3 ignition coil. It's likely bad. If you don't detect any frequency signal from the PCM on the ignition coil driver circuit indicating the PCM is grounding/ungrounding the circuit (or there is no visible pattern on the scope if you have one) then leave the coil disconnected and check for DC voltage on the driver circuit at the ignition coil connector. If there is any significant voltage on that wire then there is a short to voltage somewhere. Find the short and repair it.
If there is no voltage on the driver circuit, then turn the ignition off. Disconnect the PCM connector and check the continuity of the driver between the PCM and the coil. If there is no continuity repair the open or short to ground in the circuit. If continuity is present, then check for resistance between ground and the ignition coil connector. There should be infinite resistance. If there isn't, repair the short to ground in the coil driver circuit
NOTE: If the ignition coil driver signal wire is not open or shorted to voltage or ground and there is no trigger signal to the coil then suspect a faulty PCM coil driver. Also keep in mind that if the PCM driver is at fault, there may be a wiring problem that caused the PCM failure. It's a good idea to do the above check after PCM replacement to verify there won't be a repeat failure. If you find that the engine isn't misfiring, the coil is being triggered properly but P0353 is continually being reset, there is the possibility that the PCM coil monitoring system may be faulty

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Hey there I have a 2001 jeep grand Cherokee 4.7L the #8 individual ignition coil burns up with in 2 minutes. I did some testing and found that it is receiving full ground contact from the pcm/ecm even with...


The COP (coil on plug) ignition system is what is used on most modern engines. There is an individual coil for each cylinder that is controlled by the PCM (powertrain control module). It eliminates the need for spark plug wires by putting the coil right above the sparkplug. Two wires are dedicated to each coil. One is a battery feed usually from the power distribution center. The other wire is the coil driver circuit from the PCM. The PCM grounds/ungrounds this circuit to activate or deactivate the coil. The coil driver circuit is monitored by the PCM for faults If an open or a short is detected in the driver circuit for coil #8, a P0358 may set. Also, depending on the vehicle, the PCM may also shut down the fuel injector to the cylinder also. Symptoms Symptoms of a P0358 DTC may include: MIL (Malfunction indicator lamp) illumination Engine misfire may be present or intermittent Causes Potential causes of a P0358 code include: Short to voltage or ground on COP driver circuit Open on COP driver circuit Loose connection at coil or broken connector locks Bad Coil (COP) Faulty Powertrain Control Module Possible Solutions Is the engine misfiring presently? If not, the problem is likely intermittent. Try wiggle testing the wiring at the #8 coil and along the wiring harness to the PCM. If manipulating the wiring causes the misfire to surface, repair the wiring problem. Check for poor connection at the coil connector. Verify the harness isn't misrouted or chafing on anything. Repair as necessary If the engine is misfiring presently, stop the engine and disconnect the #8 coil wiring connector. Then start the engine and check for a driver signal to the #8 coil. Using a scope will give you a visual pattern to observe, but since most people don't have access to one there's an easier way. Use a Voltmeter in AC Hertz scale and see if there's a Hz reading of between 5 and 20 or so that indicates the driver is working. If there is a Hertz signal, then replace the #8 ignition coil. It's likely bad. If you don't detect any frequency signal from the PCM on the ignition coil driver circuit indicating the PCM is grounding/ungrounding the circuit (or there is no visible pattern on the scope if you have one) then leave the coil disconnected and check for DC voltage on the driver circuit at the ignition coil connector. If there is any significant voltage on that wire then there is a short to voltage somewhere. Find the short and repair it. If there is no voltage on the driver circuit, then turn the ignition off. Disconnect the PCM connector and check the continuity of the driver between the PCM and the coil. If there is no continuity repair the open or short to ground in the circuit. If continuity is present, then check for resistance between ground and the ignition coil connector. There should be infinite resistance. If there isn't, repair the short to ground in the coil driver circuit NOTE: If the ignition coil driver signal wire is not open or shorted to voltage or ground and there is no trigger signal to the coil then suspect a faulty PCM coil driver. Also keep in mind that if the PCM driver is at fault, there may be a wiring problem that caused the PCM failure. It's a good idea to do the above check after PCM replacement to verify there won't be a repeat failure. If you find that the engine isn't misfiring, the coil is being triggered properly but P0358 is continually being reset, there is the possibility that the PCM coil monitoring system may be faulty.

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How do ya fix codes p0320&p0340


Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Marauder, Lincoln Town Car 1999-2005
4.6L V8 - Auto 2

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Trouble Code: P0201

Cylinder 1 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:


Injector 1 connector is damaged, open or shortedInjector 1 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to powerPCM has failed (the injector driver circuit may be damaged)


Trouble Code: P0202

Cylinder 2 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:


Injector 2 connector is damaged, open or shortedInjector 2 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to powerPCM has failed (the injector driver circuit may be damaged)


Trouble Code: P0203

Cylinder 3 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:


Injector 3 connector is damaged, open or shortedInjector 3 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to powerPCM has failed (the injector driver circuit may be damaged)


Trouble Code: P0204

Cylinder 4 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:


Injector 4 connector is damaged, open or shortedInjector 4 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to powerPCM has failed (the injector driver circuit may be damaged)


Trouble Code: P0205

Cylinder 5 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:


Injector 5 connector is damaged, open or shortedInjector 5 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to powerPCM has failed (the injector driver circuit may be damaged)


Trouble Code: P0206

Cylinder 6 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:


Injector 6 connector is damaged, open or shortedInjector 6 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to powerPCM has failed (the injector driver circuit may be damaged)


Trouble Code: P0207

Cylinder 7 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:


Injector 7 connector is damaged, open or shortedInjector 7 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to powerPCM has failed (the injector driver circuit may be damaged)


Trouble Code: P0208

Cylinder 8 Injector Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:


Injector 8 connector is damaged, open or shortedInjector 8 control circuit is open, shorted to ground or to powerPCM has failed (the injector driver circuit may be damaged)


Trouble Code: P0219

Engine Over-Speed Condition

Possible Causes:


Engine operated in the wrong transmission gear positionExcessive engine speed with gear selector in Neutral positionWheel slippage due to wet, muddy or snowing conditions


Trouble Code: P0230

Fuel Pump Primary Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:


FP or FSV circuit is open or shortedFuel pump relay VPWR circuit openFuel pump relay is damaged or has failedPCM has failed


Trouble Code: P0231

Fuel Pump Primary Circuit Low Input

Possible Causes:


FP or FSV circuit is open or shorted to groundFuel pump relay VPWR circuit open or fuel pump relay failedPCM has failed


Trouble Code: P0232

Fuel Pump Secondary Circuit High Input

Possible Causes:


Fuel pump relay contacts always closedFuel pump ground circuit has high resistanceFuel pump secondary circuit is shorted to powerLow speed fuel pump relay damaged or related circuit problem


Trouble Code: P0297

Vehicle Over-Speed Condition

Possible Causes:


The code indicates the vehicle was driven at very high engine speed (rpm) for too long. The PCM temporarily prohibits high engine speed by disabling the fuel injectors with this code set.


Trouble Code: P0300

Random Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:


Base engine mechanical fault that affects two or more cylindersFuel metering fault that affects two or more cylindersFuel pressure too low or too high, fuel supply contaminatedEVAP system problem or the EVAP canister is fuel saturatedEGR valve is stuck open or the PCV system has a vacuum leakIgnition system fault (coil, plug) affecting two or more cylindersMAF sensor contamination (it can cause a very lean condition)Vehicle driven while very low on fuel (less than 1/8 of a tank)TSB 03-14-4 contains repair help for this code for COP ignition


Trouble Code: P0301

Cylinder Number 1 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:


Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCM systemBase engine mechanical problem that affects only Cylinder 1Fuel delivery component problem that affects only Cylinder 1 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 1TSB 02-16-2 contains repair help for this code (LS & T-Bird)TSB 03-14-4 contains repair help for this code for COP ignition


Trouble Code: P0302

Cylinder Number 2 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:


Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCM systemBase engine mechanical problem that affects only Cylinder 2Fuel delivery component problem that affects only Cylinder 2 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 2TSB 02-16-2 contains repair help for this code (LS & T-Bird)TSB 03-14-4 contains repair help for this code for COP ignition


Trouble Code: P0303

Cylinder Number 3 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:


Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCM systemBase engine mechanical problem that affects only Cylinder 3Fuel delivery component problem that affects only Cylinder 3 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 3TSB 02-16-2 contains repair help for this code (LS & T-Bird)TSB 03-14-4 contains repair help for this code for COP ignition


Trouble Code: P0304

Cylinder Number 4 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:


Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCM systemBase engine mechanical problem that affects only Cylinder 4Fuel delivery component problem that affects only Cylinder 4 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 4TSB 02-16-2 contains repair help for this code (LS & T-Bird)TSB 03-14-4 contains repair help for this code for COP ignition


Trouble Code: P0305

Cylinder Number 5 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:


Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCM systemBase engine mechanical problem that affects only Cylinder 5Fuel delivery component problem that affects only Cylinder 5 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 5TSB 02-16-2 contains repair help for this code (LS & T-Bird)TSB 03-14-4 contains repair help for this code for COP ignition


Trouble Code: P0306

Cylinder Number 6 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:


Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCM systemBase engine mechanical problem that affects only Cylinder 6Fuel delivery component problem that affects only Cylinder 6 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 6TSB 02-16-2 contains repair help for this code (LS & T-Bird)TSB 03-14-4 contains repair help for this code for COP ignition


Trouble Code: P0307

Cylinder Number 7 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:


Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCM systemBase engine mechanical problem that affects only Cylinder 7Fuel delivery component problem that affects only Cylinder 7 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 7TSB 02-16-2 contains repair help for this code (LS & T-Bird)TSB 03-14-4 contains repair help for this code for COP ignition


Trouble Code: P0308

Cylinder Number 8 Misfire Detected

Possible Causes:


Air leak in the intake manifold, or in the EGR or PCM systemBase engine mechanical problem that affects only Cylinder 8Fuel delivery component problem that affects only Cylinder 8 (i.e., a contaminated, dirty or sticking fuel injector)Ignition system problem (coil, plug) that affects only Cylinder 8TSB 02-16-2 contains repair help for this code (LS & T-Bird)TSB 03-14-4 contains repair help for this code for COP ignition


Trouble Code: P0315

Unable to Learn Crankshaft Variation

Possible Causes:


Inspect the CKP sensor for damageInspect the CKP sensor for debris on the rotorInspect the crankshaft pulse wheel for damaged teethInspect the crankshaft pulse wheel for wobble (loose condition)


Trouble Code: P0316

Misfire in the First 1000 Revolutions

Possible Causes:


Check for CMC DTC P0136, P0156, P0171, P0172, P0175, P1130 and P1150. Repair these adaptive fuel and HO2S codesCheck for any other CMC in memory. Repair these codes first!Ignore P1000 codes that set during KOEO and KOER Self-Test


Trouble Code: P0320

Ignition Engine Speed Input Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:


Inspect for problems with an Aftermarket 2-way radioInspect for signs of "arcing" at one or more of the ignition coilsInspect the Profile Ignition Pickup (PIP) unit inside distributor (check for damage or corrosion at the PIP sensor connector)PIP sensor is damaged or it has failed (distributor models)Ignition control module (ICM) has failed (Distributorless models)Trouble Code: P0340

Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction

Possible Causes:


CMP sensor circuit is open or shorted to groundCMP sensor circuit is shorted to powerCMP sensor ground (return) circuit is openCMP sensor installation incorrect (Hall-effect type)CMP sensor is damaged or CMP sensor shielding damagedPCM has failedTSB 02-22-1 contains repair information for this trouble code

Nov 16, 2012 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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Code 0300 ,0303,0351,and2302


Hi there:
DTC P0300 - RandomMultiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
Basically this means that the the car's computer has detected that not all of the engine's cylinders are firing properly.

A P0300 diagnostic code indicates a random or multiple misfire. If the last digit is a number other than zero, it corresponds to the cylinder number that is misfiring. A P0302 code, for example, would tell you cylinder number two is misfiring. Unfortunately, a P0300 doesn't tell you specifically which cylinder(s) is/are mis-firing, nor why.

Symptoms may include:
the engine may be harder to start
the engine may stumble / stumble, and/or hesitate
other symptoms may also be present


A code P0300 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:
Faulty spark plugs or wires
Faulty coil (pack)
Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
Faulty fuel injector(s)
Burned exhaust valve
Faulty catalytic converter(s)
Stuck/blocked EGR valve / passages
Faulty camshaft position sensor
Defective computer

Possible Solutions:
If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.

If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.

Random misfires that jump around from one cylinder to another (read: P030x codes) also will set a P0300 code. The underlying cause is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum leak in the intake manifold or unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or an EGR valve that is stuck open.


DTC P0351 - Ignition Coil A Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction
The COP (coil on plug) ignition system is what is used on most modern engines. There is an individual coil for each cylinder that is controlled by the PCM (powertrain control module). It eliminates the need for spark plug wires by putting the coil right above the sparkplug. Two wires are dedicated to each coil. One is a battery feed usually from the power distribution center. The other wire is the coil driver circuit from the PCM. The PCM grounds/ungrounds this circuit to activate or deactivate the coil. The coil driver circuit is monitored by the PCM for faults

If an open or a short is detected in the driver circuit for coil number 1, a P0351 may set. Also, depending on the vehicle, the PCM may also shut down the fuel injector to the cylinder also.


Symptoms of a P0351 DTC may include:
MIL (Malfunction indicator lamp) illumination
Engine misfire may be present or intermittent


Potential causes of a P0351 code include:
Short to voltage or ground on COP driver circuit
Open on COP driver circuit
Loose connection at coil or broken connector locks
Bad Coil (COP)
Faulty Powertrain Control Module

Possible Solutions:
Is the engine misfiring presently? If not, the problem is likely intermittent. Try wiggle testing the wiring at the #1 coil and along the wiring harness to the PCM. If manipulating the wiring causes the misfire to surface, repair the wiring problem. Check for poor connection at the coil connector. Verify the harness isn't misrouted or chafing on anything. Repair as necessary

If the engine is misfiring presently, stop the engine and disconnect the #1 coil wiring connector. Then start the engine and check for a driver signal to the #1 coil. Using a scope will give you a visual pattern to observe, but since most people don't have access to one there's an easier way. Use a Voltmeter in AC Hertz scale and see if there's a Hz reading of between 5 and 20 or so that indicates the driver is working. If there is a Hertz signal, then replace the #1 ignition coil. It's likely bad. If you don't detect any frequency signal from the PCM on the ignition coil driver circuit indicating the PCM is grounding/ungrounding the circuit (or there is no visible pattern on the scope if you have one) then leave the coil disconnected and check for DC voltage on the driver circuit at the ignition coil connector. If there is any significant voltage on that wire then there is a short to voltage somewhere. Find the short and repair it.

If there is no voltage on the driver circuit, then turn the ignition off. Disconnect the PCM connector and check the continuity of the driver between the PCM and the coil. If there is no continuity repair the open or short to ground in the circuit. If continuity is present, then check for resistance between ground and the ignition coil connector. There should be infinite resistance. If there isn't, repair the short to ground in the coil driver circuit

NOTE: If the ignition coil driver signal wire is not open or shorted to voltage or ground and there is no trigger signal to the coil then suspect a faulty PCM coil driver. Also keep in mind that if the PCM driver is at fault, there may be a wiring problem that caused the PCM failure. It's a good idea to do the above check after PCM replacement to verify there won't be a repeat failure. If you find that the engine isn't misfiring, the coil is being triggered properly but P0351 is continually being reset, there is the possibility that the PCM coil monitoring system may be faulty.


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Jun 29, 2012 | 2002 Dodge Neon

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1998 ford expedition misses, ,shudders, replace spark plugs 6 months ago, and 2 COP's. #4 misfires again!!


The coil is not seated correct or it has become bad also. These have a tendency to mess up on a regular basis. I use a di-electric grease on mine to help it from misfiring. I would take that #4 back off and re-seat it and see how it performs.

Apr 04, 2010 | 1998 Ford Expedition

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P0351 ingnition coil ciruit problem intermentent problem


1. Disconnect the voltage regulator connection at the alternator assembly and start the engine to see if it runs better or not and to see if the same coil-on-plug (COP) unit codes reset.

2. If the engine operation is good unless the voltage regulator connection is plugged in, it suggests a diode failure of the alternator assembly creating electrical noise.

3. If the engine operation is not any different with the voltage regulator connection unplugged, check the COP unit circuits at the PCM for battery voltage with the ignition switch in the run position and the COP's connected. Perform a wiggle test of the circuits and harness to verify that battery voltage to the PCM cannot be interrupted indicating a PCM failure.
COP 1 is controlled by a Light Green/White (LG/WH) wire at pin 1 of the C175e connector.
COP 2 is controlled by a Pink/White (PK/WH) wire at pin 12 of the C175e connector.
COP 3 is controlled by a White/Pink (WH/PK) wire at pin 24 of the C175e connector.
COP 4 is controlled by a Dark Green/Violet (DG/VT) wire at pin 35 of the C175e connector.
COP 5 is controlled by a Light Green/Yellow (LG/YE) wire at pin 36 of the C175e connector.
COP 6 is controlled by a Orange/Yellow (OG/YE) wire at pin 22 of the C175e connector. 1. There have been a lot of problems with the coil circuit wires breaking inside their insulation near the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) connector, usually within 2" of the PCM. Wiggle test the wiring harness, starting from the PCM and working toward the coil. 1. Verify battery power is present and consistent on the Red (RD) wire of multiple Coil-On-Plug (COP) unit connections.

2. If the battery power supply to the COPs is good, disconnect and inspect the C133 engine harness connector at the top of the engine for a possible connection issue. This connector is a grey 16-terminal connector. It may be behind the rear side of the intake plenum. Service the connection as necessary.

3. Disconnect the PCM connection and inspect the COP unit primary circuits and terminals at the C175E connection. Service the connection as necessary.

4. If the circuits and connections all appear to be in good condition, replace the PCM. Replacement of the PCM will require a programming function to be performed using the Ford scan tool for Passive Anti-theft System (PATS) functions and the PCM is an 8 year/80,000 mile (7/70 for CA state emissions) warranty item.

Oct 13, 2009 | 2005 Ford Escape

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