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Thorr 07-31-2012 08:27 PM

misfire cylinder 3
 
hey guys!

i just bough my legacy. i got it at a discounted price because the check engine light is on. i took it to autozone and they told me that it has a misfire on cylinder 3. the guy i bought it from said he already did a tune up. what else could be going on with it? im a complete beginner on cars so i dont know where to start.

NWSPECB 07-31-2012 08:29 PM

What did they guy's at Autozone say to start with?

broknindarkagain 07-31-2012 08:30 PM

Thats a good idea.

Listen to the Autozone mechanics.

NWSPECB 07-31-2012 08:31 PM

:lol: Some parts guys, mostly the old ass ones, have good idea's on what it could be.

Another question for OP - Did you get the receipts showing the purchase of the parts for the tune up or for the shop that did the service?

Thorr 07-31-2012 09:36 PM

They were all young guys when I was there. They didn't really offer any idea's.

I think I'll start with the spark plugs. I know I can at least get them out and take a picture of them because I did spark plugs on my dad's old mustang with him a few years ago and it was easy.

SCASEYS 07-31-2012 09:38 PM

^ this, good luck w/ that

NWSPECB 07-31-2012 09:38 PM

What year mustang are you comparing to?

Thorr 07-31-2012 09:39 PM

I think it was a 66? I don't remember. I wasn't really into it like my dad was.

broknindarkagain 07-31-2012 09:49 PM

Plugs are easy....


if you have years of experience.

NWSPECB 07-31-2012 09:49 PM

Sorry man but they are nothing alike. Pop your hood and take a look at the clearance you have to work with to get to the plugs.

broknindarkagain 07-31-2012 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NWSPECB (Post 4006886)
Sorry man but they are nothing alike. Pop your hood and take a look at the clearance you have to work with to get to the plugs.

yes this.

I advise that you do a head stand, twirl around in 3 circles, and then do a rain dance before you attempt to remove the plugs. Also, if you pour beer on them then blow on them, they come out a little easier.

Thorr 07-31-2012 09:57 PM

Damn it is tight in there! Any tips for the new guy?

broknindarkagain 07-31-2012 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by broknindarkagain (Post 4006889)
yes this.

I advise that you do a head stand, twirl around in 3 circles, and then do a rain dance before you attempt to remove the plugs. Also, if you pour beer on them then blow on them, they come out a little easier.


NWSPECB 07-31-2012 09:59 PM

^This might work. I usually have about a 60% success rate with this. I have found that if I hop on my left foot, pat my head, and rub my belly for 10 seconds, in between the twirling and the rain dance, that it greatly increases my chances of getting the plugs out on the first try.

broknindarkagain 07-31-2012 10:00 PM

What sucks is when you back them out too far and your ratchet is stuck and you cant get it out...or the damn plug out lol


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