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P0300 PONTIAC - Cylinder Misfire Detected Random Cylinders

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3 What does this mean?

Possible causes

  • Faulty spark plug (s)
  • Faulty ignition coil (s)
  • Clogged or faulty fuel injector (s)
  • Intake air leak
  • Fuel injectors harness is open or shorted
  • Fuel Injectors circuit poor electrical connection
  • Ignition coils harness is open or shorted
  • Ignition coils circuit poor electrical connection
  • Insufficient cylinders compression
  • Incorrect fuel pressure
What does this mean?

Tech notes

The P0300 code means that a cylinder(s) is misfiring or is randomly misfiring. Start by checking for intake leaks, intake gaskets are common caused of multi-cylinder misfiring. If no leak are found the next step is to replace the spark plugs. If the problem persists more tests needs to be done to diagnose problem, see "Possible Causes".

There is a factory service bulletin for the following Pontiac models:

2000-2001 Pontiac Transport
2000-2002 Pontiac Firebird
2000-2008 Pontiac Bonneville
2000-2008 Pontiac Grand Am
2000-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
2000-2008 Pontiac Sunfire
2001-2008 Pontiac Aztek
2002-2008 Pontiac Montana
2000-2008 Pontiac Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0300
What does this mean?

When is the code detected?

The control module monitors the crankshaft speed and has detected a misfire condition

Possible symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Lack/loss of power
  • Hard start
  • Engine hesitation

P0300 PONTIAC Description

When a misfire occurs, engine speed will fluctuate. If the engine speed fluctuates enough to cause the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor signal to vary, the Engine Control Module (ECM) can determine that a misfire is occurring.
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