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#1 heinalanka

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 09:27 PM

I got a 2006 chevy 4.8L. I get random cyl misfire code. #7 cyl, misfireing the most. steady, but no code for # 7 misfire, we changed the plugs, wires, switched coil and injector with another cyl. replace intake gasket, and still # 7 misfire, checked wiring for the circuit coil. no brakes in the wiring, checked the ground splice and all ok. checked compression, good 145 across the board. removed valve cover and checked for bent push rod or any other mechanical failer. performed a injestor balance test and all injectors passed, what am I missing??

#2 M. Cueva

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 06:37 AM

I got a 2006 chevy 4.8L. I get random cyl misfire code. #7 cyl, misfireing the most. steady, but no code for # 7 misfire, we changed the plugs, wires, switched coil and injector with another cyl. replace intake gasket, and still # 7 misfire, checked wiring for the circuit coil. no brakes in the wiring, checked the ground splice and all ok. checked compression, good 145 across the board. removed valve cover and checked for bent push rod or any other mechanical failer. performed a injestor balance test and all injectors passed, what am I missing??


Three Basic reasons for a misfire:
1: loss of spark
2: the air/fuel mixture is too far out of balance to ignite
3: loss of compression

looks like you have checked for almost everything. Look at the EGR valve, check your fuel pressure (fuel pump sometimes will not up to par). Aside from what you have already done, I am not sure that there is anything you may have missed. By the way, what is the error code that you are getting???

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#3 441G

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:16 AM

also check #8 it fires just before #7 - look over your valve train and make sure you cat is not getting pluged up.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:20 AM

1st thing i do is swap the coil with another and see if it changes cylinder! easy to do. done it many times at the shop to help diagnose where its from

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:24 AM

dude i dont know what it is but if you figure it out you need to post the results cuz theres tons of us with similar problems
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Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:51 AM

Heard something the other day on a truck program when they were doing a tune for mis-firings. They said to do a antifreeze coolant "volt" check. They claimed that old antifreeze creates electrolysis and will throw P300 codes and random misfires. Volt check consists of using a volt meter black wire on ground and red wire dipped into the antifreeze. I don't remember what the bad voltage was, but I think it was over .5 volts.

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#7 heinalanka

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 12:17 PM

Well found the problem. it was a broken valve spring , don't know how I missed it the first time, anyway problem fixed. runs like a top now.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 01:07 PM

how do you perform an injector balance test?
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#9 heinalanka

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 01:47 PM

YOU CAN DO A INJECTOR BALANCE TEST WITH A SCAN TOOL. I HAVE A NEW SNAP ON SOLIS WORKS GREAT.

#10 441G

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 01:54 PM

Well found the problem. it was a broken valve spring , don't know how I missed it the first time, anyway problem fixed. runs like a top now.



check your pushrod too - the truck we had that had a broken spring had a bent one.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

FWIW I just had a broken valve spring on my 04 Silverado 4.8l. Had a P0300 code. Changed the plugs, all looked good except #8 was black/sooty. Tried a different fuel injector in 8 but no help. Finally threw in the towell and took it to a shop and they confirmed good fuel, spark and compression. They pulled the valve cover and sure enough a valve spring was broken.

I'm 54 years old, I thought broken valve springs were ancient history.

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