DTC Troubleshooting: P0300 (75) and any combination of P0301 (71), P0302 (72), P0303 (73), P0304 (74)

DTC P0300:  Random Misfire and Any Combination of the Following:
  
  
DTC P0302:  No. 2 Cylinder Misfire Detected
  
  
DTC P0304:  No. 4 Cylinder Misfire Detected

Special Tools Required
Oil pressure gauge attachment (  07NAJ-P070100)
 

Low pressure gauge (  07406-0070002)
 
Oil pressure hose (  07ZAJ-S5A0200)
 


NOTE:
P0102, P0103: Mass air flow (MAF) sensor
P0107, P0108: Manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor
P0171, P0172: Fuel system
P0335, P0339: Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor
P0365, P0369: Camshaft position (CMP) sensor B
P2646, P2647, P2648, P2649: VTEC system
P0401, P0404, P0416, P2413: Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system


1.Turn the ignition switch ON (II).

2.Clear the DTC with the HDS.

3.Start the engine, and let it idle without load (in Park or neutral).

4.Monitor the OBD STATUS for DTC P0301, P0302, P0303, or P0304 in the DTCs MENU with the HDS.

Does the screen indicate FAILED?


YES - Go to 9.


NO - If the screen indicates PASSED, go to 5. If the screen indicates EXECUTING, keep driving until a result comes on. If the screen indicates OUT OF CONDITION, wait for several minutes, then recheck.


5.Check the CYL1 MISFIRE, CYL2 MISFIRE, CYL3 MISFIRE, and/or CYL4 MISFIRE in the DATA LIST for 10 minutes with the HDS.

Does the CYL1 MISFIRE, CYL2 MISFIRE, CYL3 MISFIRE, and/or CYL4 MISFIRE show misfire counts?


YES - Go to 9.


NO - Go to 6.


6.Test-drive the vehicle for several minutes in the range of these recorded freeze data parameters:
  • Engine speed
  • VSS
  • TP SENSOR A
  • CLV (calculated load value)
  • APP SENSOR A

7.Monitor the OBD STATUS for DTC P0301, P0302, P0303, or P0304 in the DTCs MENU with the HDS.

Does the screen indicate FAILED?


YES - Go to 9.


NO - If the screen indicates PASSED, go to 8. If the screen indicates EXECUTING, keep driving until a result comes on. if the screen indicates OUT OF CONDITION, go to 6 and recheck.

8.Check the CYL1 MISFIRE, CYL2 MISFIRE, CYL3 MISFIRE, and/or CYL4 MISFIRE in the DATA LIST for 10 minutes with the HDS.

Does the CYL1 MISFIRE, CYL2 MISFIRE, CYL3 MISFIRE, and/or CYL4 MISFIRE show misfire counts?


YES - Go to 9.


NO - Intermittent failure, system is OK at this time.n


9.Turn the ignition switch OFF.

10.Check the fuel quality.

Is the quality good?


YES - Go to 11.


NO - Drain the tank and fill with a known-good fuel, then go to 24.


11.Inspect the spark plugs. If the spark plugs are fouled or worn, replace them.

12.Test-drive the vehicle for several minutes in the range of these recorded freeze data parameters:
  • Engine speed
  • VSS
  • TP SENSOR A
  • CLV (calculated load value)
  • APP SENSOR A

13.Check the CYL1 MISFIRE, CYL2 MISFIRE, CYL3 MISFIRE, and/or CYL4 MISFIRE in the DATA LIST for 10 minutes with the HDS.

Does the CYL1 MISFIRE, CYL2 MISFIRE, CYL3 MISFIRE, and/or CYL4 MISFIRE show misfire counts?


YES - Go to 14.


NO - Go to 24.

14.Check the fuel pressure.

Is the fuel pressure OK?


YES - Go to 15.


NO -


15.Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 rpm (min-1) without load (in Park or neutral) until the radiator fan comes on, then let it idle.

16.Check for these conditions:
  • ECT SENSOR 1 above 80 °C (176 °F)
  • M/T in neutral (A/T in Park or neutral)
  • All electrical loads off

17.Monitor the ENG SPD in the DATA LIST with the HDS, and hold the engine speed at 4,500 rpm (min-1). Once the engine speed is met, hold the accelerator pedal steady for more than 10 seconds.

Did the engine speed vary more than 100 rpm (min-1) from 4,500 rpm (min-1)?


YES - Repeat 17.


NO - Go to 18.


18.While holding the engine speed at 4,500 rpm (min-1), check the MAF SENSOR in the DATA LIST with the HDS.

Is there about 14-20 gm/s?


YES - Go to 19.


NO - Replace the MAF sensor/IAT sensor, then go to 24.

19.Turn the ignition switch OFF.

20.Remove the rocker arm oil pressure switch (A) (or the bolt), and install the special tools as shown, then install the rocker arm oil pressure switch (A) (or the bolt) in the pressure gauge attachment (B).

NOTE: Install the rocker arm oil pressure switch (or the bolt) in the reverse order of removal with a new O-ring.

 

21.Reconnect the rocker arm oil pressure switch 2P connector.

22.Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 rpm (min-1) without load (in Park or neutral) until the radiator fan comes on, then let it idle.

23.Check the oil pressure at engine speeds of 1,000 rpm (min-1) and 2,000 rpm (min-1).

Is the oil pressure below 49 kPa (0.5 kgf/cm2, 7 psi)?


YES - Check for air in the fuel line, then go to 24.


NO - Inspect the VTEC system, then go to 24.

24.Turn the ignition switch ON (II).

25.Reset the ECM/PCM with the HDS.

26.Clear the crank pattern with the HDS.

27.Do the ECM/PCM idle learn procedure.

28.Do the crank pattern learn procedure.

29.Test-drive the vehicle for several minutes in the range of these recorded freeze data parameters:
  • Engine speed
  • VSS
  • TP SENSOR A
  • CLV (calculated load value)
  • APP SENSOR A

30.Check for Temporary DTCs or DTCs with the HDS.

Are any Temporary DTCs or DTCs indicated?


YES - If DTC P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, or P0304 are indicated, check for a poor connection or loose terminals at the ignition coil, the injector, and the ECM/PCM, then go to troubleshooting DTC P0301, P0302, P0303, or P0304. If any other Temporary DTCs or DTCs are indicated, go to the indicated DTC's troubleshooting.


NO - Go to 31.


31.Monitor the OBD STATUS for DTC P0301, P0302, P0303, or P0304 in the DTCs MENU with the HDS.

Does the screen indicate PASSED?


YES - Troubleshooting is complete.n


NO - If the screen indicates FAILED, go to 1 and recheck. If the screen indicates EXECUTING, keep driving until a result comes on. If the screen indicates OUT OF CONDITION, go to 29 and recheck.