Vehicle started driving at higher RPMs than usual while cruising and accelerating, but especially having a hard time while accelerating. Shaky/random jerks from engine as well. Check engine light came on. Brought it to Autozone. All misfire codes. Changed the spark plugs, thinking that was the obvious thing to do. That didn't solve the problem. Brought the car in to the shop. The owner told me I need a new ignition coil on cylinder 2. Did that. Paid him $300 (found out later it costs about $30). Ran good for 2 weeks, then engine light came back on again and rpms also went back up to higher than usual. Also, once again. All misfire codes for the engine light.P0301, P0302, P0304, P0300, and P0420. Cylinder 2 (the coil he changed) is in that misfire code. I pulled the ignition coils out myself, I have a multimeter, but not sure how to test the 3 prongs. One other thing I noticed is the smell of gasoline from Coils 1 and 4. I don't know if it should smell gasoline or not from the coils or if this could be a clue to anything. Coils 2 and 3 don't smell gasoline at all. I would like to be able to fix the problem myself if it is not too difficult because I have had a number of people tell me the shop is known to way overcharge people. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 AT 6:04 PM