2001 Mitsubishi Galant 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 76000 miles
I got my Mitsubishi Galant 2001 2.4 about 2 mos ago from a friend of mine. I have been getting check engline light that comes on and off for cylinder 2 misfire being detected and the car jerks during stops(with rmp btwn 4-6) also jerks when in drive and just when beginning to accelerate. I'd like to change the wiring, as well as check for the spark plugs and maybe change them and hope that will solve the problem of misfires.
My question is the 2nd cylinder wiring to the spark plug is just a coil. TO change that, it costs about 100 bucks, but I havent seen the wire set that actually goes into the coil itself. Are those wires to be changed at all? If so how can I change them?
Cylinder 1 and 3 have regular wires that I found at autozone, but nothing that looks like the wiring for cylinders 2 (where misfire is being detected) and 4, where only coil is present with a 2 by 2" box on top of it.
What should I do to solve this problem? And will chanign the wiring help the jerking and the engine light to stop coming on? Can anybody walk me through the process of changing the wiring?
I appreciate your help,
any input is valuable as i'm new to this and this is my first vehicle.
Also can you let me know if I can drive with this lights on for a while or does it need immediate attention.
have the same problem?
Saturday, December 20th, 2008 AT 1:55 PM