A year ago I changed my upper and lower intake/head gaskets on my car(thank god for Haynes). In the last 6 months I changed my belt, the water pump, and the breaks. When I changed my breaks a code for Cylinder 1 started popping up and now stays on all the time P0301. The spark plug is clean but missing the spark piece(appears broken) I have put a new spark plug in but the same code popped up. I took the oil cap off to check the vacuum and idle dropped and went rough when I did that. Not sure where to check Vacuum on Intake though. There does not appear to be any anti-freeze leaking which there was lots of right before I initially replaced the Head Gaskets, thermostat etc. I have read that it could be a fuel injector causing the misfire on the specific cylinder or worse. Any hints or ways to rule things out? The head gasket replacement was the first car repair I have ever done since than I have done everything on it and only in the last month has there been a problem but no fluids or loss of coolant. Just the engine symbol and the code. Help me please.
frustrated Chevy Impala owner
have the same problem?
Monday, December 5th, 2011 AT 12:51 AM