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You are likely on the right track with the coil pack causing the problem. You can isolate which cylinder is causing the problem by disconnecting each coil pack one by one to see which cylinder does not react to the coil pack being disconnected. When you disconnect the coil pack on the dead cylinder there will be no difference to the way the engine runs.
Let me know what you find.
Thanks for replying...Ok.. so for one, you think it's possible to have 1 bad coil cause several cylinders misfire?
doesn't what your suggesting mean I'll have to tell the difference between having 1 bad one (the current bad one) and 2 bad ones (after removing another one)? Will there really be that much of a difference? What am I looking for? Just more violent shaking of the engine?
Keep in mind... I'm a beginner here so apologies if those are stupid questions...
Well when one cylinder is completely dead it will set multiple misfire codes.
OK... good to know...I didn't realize that...
Also, should I be doing this while the engine is running?
To isolate the bad coil you will only do one at a time......this way you can tell if the cylinder is firing because if you disconnect a coil pack on a good cylinder the engine will start running much worse.
Yes with the engine running.
Ok! I'll give that a shot
I'll let you know.....
Start with the front bank coils......cylinder 5 and 6 are going to be the front middle and front right when looking at the engine.
Ok sounds good.....keep me updated.
OK... identified one coil that seemed to make no difference when unplugged. Am on my way to pick one up. Will replace it and confirm that everything is back to normal.. looks good though! :-)
Ok that is great to hear.....let me know what you find.
Success! Thanks! I think this is the second time you've helped me out.. hopefully you won't hear from me for a while though! Cheers.