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Unread 02-06-2011, 07:58 PM   #1
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Common Causes for Misfire DTCs

Worn spark plugs
Cracked distributor caps
Out of Phase distributor/rotor
Shorted rotors
Leaking plug wires
Low fuel pressure
Low compression
Sticking valves
Broken valve springs
Worn cam lobes
Incorrect valve or ignition timing
Leaking EGR
Vacuum leaks
Leaking Injectors
Clogged Injectors
Contaminated fuel
Low fuel tank level
Excessive EVAP purge
Low ignition system primary voltage
Cracked coils
Plugged exhaust
Excessive PCV flow
Wiring Harness
Faulty PCM

Since the Misfire DTCs cause us Jeepers so much grief. Many of these are cheap and easy.

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