PGM-FI System

DTC Troubleshooting (cont'd)

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DTC P0300: Random misfire and any Combination of the Following:

DTC P0301: No. 1 Cylinder Misfire

DTC P0302: No. 2 Cylinder Misfire

DTC P0303: No. 3 Cylinder Misfire

DTC P0304: No. 4 Cylinder Misfire

NOTE:

  • If the misfiring is frequent enough to trigger detection of increased emissions during two consecutive driving cycles, the MIL will come on and DTC P0300 (and some combination of P0301 through P0304) will be stored.
  • If the misfiring is frequent enough to damage the catalyst, the MIL will blink whenever the misfiring occurs and DTC P0300 (and some combination of P0301 through P0304) will be stored. When the misfiring stops, the MIL will remain on.
  1. Troubleshoot the following DTCs first if any of them were stored along with the random misfire DTC(s):

    P0107, P0108: Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor

    P0131, P0132: Primary Heated Oxygen Sensor

    P0171, P0172: Fuel system

    P0335, P0336: Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor

    P0401, P1491, P1498: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system*

    P0505: Idle control system

    P1259: VTEC system*

    P1361, P1362: Top Dead Centre (TDC) sensor

    P1519: Idle Air Control (IAC) valve

    *: D17A9 engine

  2. Test-drive the vehicle to verify the symptom.
  3. Find the symptom in the chart below and do the related procedures in the order listed until you find the cause.
    Symptom Procedure(s) Also check for:
    Random misfire only at low RPM and under load Check fuel pressure, refer to the '01 Civic Shop Manual on this CD (see page 11-131).
    • Low compression.
    • Low quality fuel.
    Random misfire only during acceleration Check fuel pressure, refer to the '01 Civic Shop Manual on this CD (see page 11-131). Malfunction in the VTEC system (D17A9 engine), refer to the '01 Civic Shop Manual on this CD (see page 6-9).
    Random misfire at high RPM, under load, or under random conditions Check fuel pressure, refer to the '01 Civic Shop Manual on this CD (see page 11-131). Correct valve clearance, refer to the '01 Civic Shop Manual on this CD (see page 6-14).