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I have a misfire on #6 cylinder. I replaced the coil 3 days ago, it ran better but now it's getting worse again and dies when I come to a stop. took it back to a shop and had it tested. the code once again says misfire #6 cylinder. What could cause this

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

Yes last Monday it said misfire #6 cylinder, I replaced the coil and wire.Yesit still stalls

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

1996 Nissan maxima

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

Yes I am replacing the parts myself. I was a mechanic years ago and I know enough to get by. That was way back when the electronic ignition was a new thing to learn along with fuel injection. I know very little about that stuf but enough to know how to replace parts. So far just replacing the coil. I did try spraying some car cleaner around the vacuum lines but not much improvement there.

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

Just what the hell I need to check and or how to check whatever it is

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Nissan
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10/5/2017
Nissan Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago
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Nissan Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Hello there,

Time for a compression test with engine at operating temperature.

I would check for injector pulse on no.6, then swap no.6 injector with another cylinder.

Gary

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Nissan Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I ran some Sea Foam through the intake system and also in the tank. Seems to help a bit. At least it's not stalling out at intersections any more.
Nissan Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

Sometimes carbon buildup in the combustion chambers is the cause.

Seafoam or Subaru upper cylinder cleaner works well in many engines.

Hope it settles down now.

Gary

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