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I have a 2011 mazda tribute and it keeps giving me the code…

I have a 2011...

I have a 2011 mazda tribute and it keeps giving me the code misfire on cylinder 2. We replaced plugs, coils, and fuel injector and it still runs bad, code still comes on..and now the car stalls at every stop

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you seen the misfire code before? Has the car been stalling?

Everytime we clear it, it does come back on and yes it stalls now

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

Yes, all coils, all plugs, and #2 fuel injector replaced

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

It also sounds like there is an exhaust leak around the catalic converter area too

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Eric
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HI,

Ok, first, which engine - 2.5, 2.5 hybrid, or 3L ?

Have you done a compression test?

I know you replaced the fuel injector, but have you used a noid light to confirm injector pulse signal to the injector?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
compression was good. And its a 2.5, and no dont have one

Hi,

Ok, when you replaced the coil, did you notice any water on the boots, and did you use dielectric grease on the boots before installing them?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No water and no did not put grease on

HI,

Ok, good on both

At this point, you need to confirm injector pulse. You can rent noid lights at Autozone, Advanced Auto or O'Reillys.

Disconnect the #2 injector, plug noid light in its place and watch it while someone turns over engine. It should blink on and off steadily.

If it doesnt, then some wire tracing and testing will need to be done.

If ok, check for exhaust leak around that cylinder at exhaust manifold, as well as spray around the base of the intake around that cylinder with carb cleaner while idling to see if idle changes indicating an intake leak at #2 cylinder

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok will try that

Ok, sounds good

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