a little more than a week ago i had noticed a misfire when ever i got near the boost line or when going up hills. i figured it could have been a few things.
1. I had just gotten new wheel hub assemblies and the sensors were really sensitive because of their newness. (when i was leaving the dealership i hit the brakes to slow down and my ABS kicked in.)It did not take long to dismiss this issue.
2. I had just disconnected my battery to put in an extension post for the battery so i could hook up my amplifier power line. From what i understand, every time you disconnect the battery, the computer (whatever the name is? ECM PIM PMS(not gonna go there)) resets itself and starts from scratch. Which could cause it to run rough. Once again. after a day i dismisses this problem as well.
3. Bad gas. This was what i thought was the problem. I purchased some ISO-HEET and threw it in with a full tank. after a half tank i still had the misfire. So much for that. :(
I asked my friend and he suggested 3 more things. a dirty fuel filter, a dieing fuel pump and bad wires and plugs. I decided to go for the least expensive options first. The fuel filter, and the plugs with wires. So off to the Bonneville club!
I have never come here and left without the answers to ALL of my questions. And this was no different. Reading the forums I read that the suggested plugs were NGK TR55 and beldun blue wires. i went ahead and got whatever the fuel filter NAPA recommended.
The fuel filter was first but never got changed. the old one is horribly rusted on and i can't get the bugger off. this will be saved for summer time. So i replaced the plugs and wires. having never done it before i was a bit afraid but when all was said and done my car started up! i was so proud. Gotta love that male pride stuff. I took my car for a short ride
and the problem was gone! W00T!
I wanted to see what the problem was so i test the resistance of all the wires and found the shortest one (don't remember what number it was) had infinite resistance! the spark plug wasn't firing! how could my car be running on 5 cylinders and the check engine light not come on?! ROFL. Oh well at least it'* fixed
I'll try to upload pictures when i figure out how to do it.
In short i would like to DEEPLY thank all of you for all the help past, present, and with no doubt future problems!