Dodge

Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I am having trouble with a misfire and engine overheating…

Customer Question
Hello, I am having...

Hello, I am having trouble with a misfire and engine overheating issue

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system?

Yes,I have checked for a coolant leak and there is none. I recently put a new thermostat in.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

2008 charger 2.7L

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I was giving the code p301 which means piston Misfire in #1. So far I have changed the spark plugs, ignition coil, flushed the coolant system, replaced the thermostat.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I don't think so

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dodge
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
8/6/2017
Dodge Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 9 months ago
Pete
Pete, Auto Service Technician
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 32,229
Experience: Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing automobiles various makes and models with some training and certifications.
Verified

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Is the engine cooling fan coming on with the over heat issue?

Did the misfire and over heat issue occur at the same time or around the same time?

Let me know so we can continue,thanks Pete.

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
The cooling fans do come on normally, but my temperature gauge inside the vehicle only reaches halfway like it normally should. But my vehicle will being to boil coolant inside its tank.
The misfire and overheating started at the same time and have been together since it started 1 week ago.
Dodge Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 9 months ago

O.k.,the boiling or bubbling coolant as well as the misfire can indicate a cylinder head gasket leak unfortunately.The bubbling comes from exhaust pushing past the head gasket into the cooling system ports causing heat and gas into the cooling system which causes the bubbling issue.The leaking head gasket can cause coolant to enter a cylinder or engine oil or even just causes lower compression in one cylinder causing the misfire issue as well.

I would have what is called a block test done.This is done with a small tester that sits on the radiator or reservoir fill spout then fluid is added to it.Then the engine is ran to observe the fluid to see if it bubbles or changes fluid colors in the tester as this indicates a head gasket leak issue needing repaired.Most shops or a dealer can charge about an hours labor to do this testing.In some cases you can buy this tester from a local parts store and the tester will come with easy to follow instructions as well.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service,your 5 star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above).You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

Thanks Pete

Ask Your Own Dodge Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Pete Your Own Question
Pete
Pete
Pete, Auto Service Technician
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 32,229
32,229 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 17 years diagnosing and repairing automobiles various makes and models with some training and certifications.

Pete is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP.

TOM WHITTAKERUSA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

Rev. Jerry BaysingerHolts Summit, Mo

I recently asked a question about my 2005 dodge ram, and I just wanted to let my Expert know that he hit the nail squarely on the head with his answer. I wanted to thank him again.

GregPittsburgh, PA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

JerryHolts Summit, MO

I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat.

StanSayre, PA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Jerry

Jerry

Master Mechanic

1,754 satisfied customers

ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech

Chris

Chris

Shop Foreman

6,908 satisfied customers

Dodge/Cummins and Chrysler Certified Master Tech

Mopar Certified

Mopar Certified

Dodge Technician

6,038 satisfied customers

24 Year Chrysler/Dodge Certified Specialist

moparfl

moparfl

ASE Certified Technician

3,292 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech Gold level Chrysler Status 30 years dealership exp

Dodgerench

Dodgerench

ASE Certified Technician

2,819 satisfied customers

30+ years Dodge/Chrysler exp., ASE Master with L1 certification. Driveability/ combustion specialist

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

2,342 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Aftermarket & Factory Electronics

1,581 satisfied customers

Cert. Dodge & Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years

< Previous | Next >

Related Dodge Questions
2001 Caravan: 3.3 L has a rough idle/..van..accelerate..runs fine
Our 2001 Caravan with 3.3 L has a rough idle/misses when either the air conditioning or defrost is on and the van is not moving (sitting a stop light for instance). It also backfires if we try to acce… read more
Dodgerench
Dodgerench
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,819 satisfied customers
2001 Dodge caravan 3.3/No Spark. Checked coil, crank sensor,
2001 Dodge caravan 3.3/No Spark. Checked coil, crank sensor, and cam sensor. I Keep Getting several codes there are TPS Sensor voltage High, A/C Pressure Sensor voltage High, and IAC Sensor Voltage Hi… read more
Mopar Certified
Mopar Certified
Dodge Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
6,038 satisfied customers
Grand Caravan: 2010 V6 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L engine. Few
2010 V6 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L engine. Few weeks ago started sputtering mostly during idle only. It was a very very slight "bump" I would call it. Basically you would see a quick and small idle drop… read more
Dodgerench
Dodgerench
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,819 satisfied customers
The ignition coil is not getting the intermitent ground
the ignition coil is not getting the intermitent ground signal to activate spark. injectors are injecting, and coil is getting current current when cranking … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
5,278 satisfied customers
Its running rough and its stalls. What does that mean. 2012
its running rough and its stalls JA: Have you metered out the ignition system? Customer: what does that mean JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge? Customer: 2012 XLT 3.6 JA: Are you fixing your ve… read more
garrtim
garrtim
SERVICE MANAGER
1,831 satisfied customers
2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L V6, no spark on ignition coil wire.
2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9L V6, no spark on ignition coil wire. It has new crankshaft position sensor, pickup coil (camshaft position sensor), ignition coil, distributor cap, … read more
Danny
Danny
Owner, lead mechanic
High School or GED
3,963 satisfied customers
I'm getting an error code P2303 - Ignition coil A secondary
I'm getting an error code P2303 - Ignition coil A secondary circuit. It was a cylinder 1 misfire at first. I've replaced both the upper and lower bank spark plugs, as well as the plug wire and the coi… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
5,165 satisfied customers
Ignition coil pack 5 is throwing a code and it running
Ignition coil pack 5 is throwing a code and it running rough..that's the only code it's thrown..I'm trying to find out what the colors on the PCM are and what plug for that so I can re-wire it. … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
Replaced cam sensor, ignition coil, ditriutor coil and
Replaced cam sensor, ignition coil, ditriutor coil and distributor cap cranks but wont start … read more
Brad
Brad
Technician at Dodge Dealership
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12 satisfied customers
2014 Dodge Caravan 3.6L P2308 Ignition Coil 'C' Secondary
2014 Dodge Caravan 3.6L P2308 Ignition Coil 'C' Secondary Circuit and P0303 misfire present, runs rough. Potential causes?… read more
Tim Mohr
Tim Mohr
ASE MASTER TECH
Master's Degree
2,342 satisfied customers
How do I check my ignition coil with a multimeter I have a
How do I check my ignition coil with a multimeter I have a Dodge 2002 ram 1500 Four-wheel-drive… read more
Pete
Pete
Auto Service Technician
32,229 satisfied customers
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3l, 65000 miles ignition coil
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3l, 65000 miles ignition coil does not fire from towers 2 and 5. Have replaced PCM and ignition coil. Previously located parasitic drain from interior lights and have rem… read more
Jaybird61
Jaybird61
Master Automotive Mechanic
2,281 satisfied customers
durango: i have several obd codes on a 2005 dodge durango 5.7
i have several obd codes on a 2005 dodge durango 5.7 v8. they are p2302,2305,2308,2311,2314,2317. originally it was just p2308 and 2311. i switched the 2 coils with 2 good ones and showed no improveme… read more
Chris
Chris
Shop Foreman
6,908 satisfied customers
Wont start, turns over, smells like gas
won't start, turns over, smells like gas… read more
Jettadan1
Jettadan1
Lead mech
Some college
1,421 satisfied customers
2004 Dodge: that cranks..I disconnected the wiring harness at the pcm
I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 5.7 HEMI that cranks but won't turnover. I disconnected the wiring harness at the PCM and tried to start but still it won't turnover. Can you give me an idea of what I need to … read more
Dodge expert
Dodge expert
ASE MASTER TECH, REPAIR FACILITY OWNER
High School or GED
3,636 satisfied customers
Durango: never had a problem till today. 2004 5.7 HEMI engine.
never had a problem till today. 2004 5.7 HEMI engine. started to crank and then just locked up like the pistons were impeded by the valves. Is it possible that the timing belt broke?… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
What do i do to fix the obd2 codes p2311 p2317 and p2308
what do i do to fix the obd2 codes p2311 p2317 and p2308… read more
Roland
Roland
Auto Tech
High School or GED
168 satisfied customers
Error code P0306 which means misfire on cylinder #6..comes back
I keep on getting error code P0306 which means misfire on cylinder #6. I've tried "everything" but it still comes back. The following are the things I've done. I've rotated all the exhaust valves, use… read more
brownjeff
brownjeff
Associate Degree
13,873 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x