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subieyacht
01-11-2006, 01:51 AM
Spark wire poped out while i was driving, did the normal bogg thing, pulled over and fixed it, started it up after work and i had a CEL. Do you thing i could have fouled that plug, or did it just pick up the random misfire?

gil_ong81
01-11-2006, 09:47 AM
i think you should first just reset the ECU, and then worry about it if it comes back.

Huffer
01-11-2006, 10:53 AM
+1 for that.

Alternatively, go down to the local parts store and see if they'll pull the code for free. Buy a bottle of WD40 if they're going to be picky about it.

BAC5.2
01-11-2006, 12:52 PM
Losing a plug wire would throw a misfire code and the ECU would richen WAY up.

But not all the time with the code on, just when it happens. Pull the code, I bet it is for a misfire. Reset the code, and worry about it if it comes back.

Plugs are cheap and peace of mind. Buy a set of NGK Coppers, gap them, and put them in with new plug wires if you really feel worried about it.

Wiscon_Mark
01-11-2006, 08:58 PM
yep, reset, it should go away. tighten all the others down as well.