Lexus 300RX HELP!

Tiny
JOEFROMTX
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  • 2000 LEXUS RX 300
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 118,000 MILES
Lexus 300RX, changed the spark plugs and now the three front coils will not put out a spark?
Need some help. What sends power to the coils? Do I need to check anything? Codes: po302, 304 and 306. Thanks.
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 1:16 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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The codes indicates a misfiring, not necessarily the ignition coils are not sparking. If problem occurred only after replacement of spark plugs, I would suggest rechecking the wireharness and other connector for looseness.

All 6 coils receives power supply from the same source so there should not be any problem with that.

DTC P0301-P0306: CYLINDERS NO. 1-6 MISFIRE DETECTED
NOTE:
When 2 or more codes for a misfiring cylinder are recorded repeatedly, but DTC P0300 is not recorded, it indicates that misfires were detected and stored into ECM memory at different times.

Circuit Description
ECM uses signals provided by crankshaft and camshaft position sensors. If engine speed rate has changed enough to equal a preset number, a misfire is detected and MIL is illuminated. If misfire rate is high enough, and driving conditions will cause catalytic converter damage or overheating, MIL blinks when a misfire is occurring. DTC is set during any particular 200 revolutions of engine, misfiring is detected which can cause catalytic converter overheating and/or damage or during any particular 1000 revolutions of engine, misfiring is detected which can cause a deterioration in emission levels. Possible causes are:

Faulty ignition system.
Faulty injector(s).
Incorrect fuel pressure.
Low engine compression.
Incorrect valve clearance.
Incorrect valve timing.
Faulty Mass Airflow (MAF) sensor.
Faulty Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor.
Open or short in secondary ignition wire.
Loose connector.
Faulty ECM.

Diagnostic Aids
When 2 or more codes for misfiring cylinder are recorded repeatedly but no random misfire code is recorded, it indicates misfires were detected and recorded at different times. If misfire cannot be reproduced, reason may be because of driving with lack of fuel, improper fuel, fouled spark plug, etc. Using scan tool, read freeze frame data. Freeze frame records engine conditions when malfunction is detected.
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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 AT 4:55 PM

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