2003 Chevy Cavalier 03 Cavalier cylinder misfire

Tiny
03BLUECAVALIER
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 120,000 MILES
I have a cylinder misfire.
Furthermore the sound coming from my muffler is altered.
The car fells like it is bogging down.
Engine is shaking as if I were in a high gear driving too slow.
Also right after I step on the clutch most of the time idle speed is temporarily drops to about 500rpm.

The problem is not
-compression
-fuel injector
-spark plugs
-coil pack

I had a mech check back pressure in the exhaust system he said that was fine, but the new mech I have it at wants to check it again.
It has been a month now that I do not have my car and all the mech I take it to think the problem is one thing only to find out they are wrong. The current mech I have it at is going to give up shortly and set my own my way with a bill and no result.

What do you think the problem is?
I could use all the help I can get. Thank you
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 AT 9:20 PM

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Tiny
CZBONE
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You might check the coil pack housing and ignition module. I recently had a misfire problem, would hardly run at all, wasn't driveable.
I changed the coils and spark plugs, the problem persisted. I finally took it to a mechanic and the coil housing was the problem. I know you listed coil and plugs as not the problem, just a posibility you might check. I have a 97 2.4, not sure how much the ignition system has changed.
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Saturday, March 1st, 2008 AT 9:06 PM
Tiny
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I changed the coil pack and the plugs.
I will have to try the housing and the plugs boots.
My mech just handed me my car back and said he cann't fix it and for me to put it on a computer, but it would be costly.
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Monday, March 3rd, 2008 AT 2:54 PM
Tiny
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Did you ever figure out a solution. I believe I am having a similar problem. Mine doesn't always do it though, it just depends. Sometimes when it does misfire, if I turn off the car and then turn it back on it works fine. I have replaced the plugs and cleaned the full injection system. Thanks for any help.
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Saturday, March 29th, 2008 AT 11:38 AM
Tiny
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I'am having the exact same problem and was also wondering if you have found a cure to your problem.
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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 AT 5:47 PM
Tiny
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Had the same problem listed above. Changed out the spark plugs and tried the coil packs, but the problem persisted. Tried the coil pack housing on a whim because of a previous reply on this thread and it worked! I also have a '97 2.4L Cavalier. Hope this helps!
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Sunday, July 13th, 2008 AT 2:36 PM
Tiny
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I have a 99 2.4L Cavalier and had the same problem. Change the housing around the coil packs first. After changing out many part, the check engine light went off and fixed it. However a few weeks later it's doing the same thing. Now I just need to find out WHY it is going out.
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Sunday, February 26th, 2012 AT 3:29 PM
Tiny
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Have it scanned for both soft and hard codes. Also have live data polled.
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Sunday, February 26th, 2012 AT 5:19 PM
Tiny
MINDY JOHNSON
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I have a 2003 Cavalier just put new plugs and boots on it. Ran perfect till motor warmed up then was misfiring again. It comes cylinder 3 again as was before replaced the plugs. It also had a code P0440 EVAP System No Flow During Purge. Can you please help me on where to start I also put a new gas cap on it.

Thank you
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