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Old 03-04-2008
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welp i got a check engine light on the way home from work today... not sure what it is yet but it was running pretty rough and was making a knocking noise from the area of the transmission i doubt i will have time to get the codes read till this weekend... anyway im pretty bummed about it
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i just got the codes read... P0306 #6 Cylinder misfire detected... looks like its time for new plugs/wires
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Plugs, wire or injector.
Pull the plug and check its condition and color. Is it wet or dry?
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Plugs, wire or injector.
Pull the plug and check its condition and color. Is it wet or dry?

i dunno yet... im gonna pull them this weekend... im hoping they are dry
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Let me khow how it went. My light just came on, how much is it to go get the code read? I have no idea what it could be eveything looks good and runs fine.
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Let me khow how it went. My light just came on, how much is it to go get the code read? I have no idea what it could be eveything looks good and runs fine.

its free at most auto parts places
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well i pulled the plugs when i got home from work this evening... they were very worn out... i also ordered a new set of wires along with a screamin demon coil pack from Wayne (underdogpreformance) tonight so it should be running great when i get those in
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How many miles do you have on your truck?



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i know i just did a full tune up on my truck and my check engine light went away then it came back on like 2 days later.
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Yesterday my CEL came on out of the blue and the truck idled like crap and ran like crap. I used my OBDII reader and P0306 came out. That explains the rough barky idle. Cylinder 6 misfire.

My plugs were last changed Feb. 12, 2004 w/ 95,778 km's (59,513 Miles)

4 years and 11,6000 km's (72,079 Miles) later.....I guess the plugs are in need of a change......I'll need new wires too, I never changed those, so they could very well be the originals.

Currently have 212,000 km's (131,730 miles) on the 2001.

I'll let you know what I find.
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