Engine Misfire Code P0300 - P0308


The powertrain control module (PCM) uses information from the ignition control (IC) module and the camshaft position (CMP) sensor in order to determine when an engine misfire is occurring. By monitoring the variations in the crankshaft rotation speed for each cylinder the PCM is able to detect individual misfire events.

A misfire rate that is high enough can cause the three-way catalytic converter to overheat under certain conditions. The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) will flash ON and OFF when the conditions for three-way catalytic converter overheating are present.

Misfire can be caused by a faulty spark plug, plug wire, ignition coil, fuel injector, or internal engine mechanical problem. Step by step diagnosis is required to determine what system is causing the misfire.

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