How To Fix Error Code P0301 Cylinder 1 Engine Misfire

By | June 5, 2020

How To Fix Error Code P0301 Cylinder 1 Engine Misfire
A P0301 error code is a misfire that spark plug 1 is not sparking correctly.

Other P030 errors point to other cylinders not working correctly.

For example, P0302 code is spark plug 2 misfire, and P0303 would be spark plug 3.

P0301 Error Code Causes

  • Bad Spark Plug
  • Spark Plug Wires
  • Bad Coil
  • Fuel Injector

P0301 Error Code Fixes

  1. Check the spark plug wires, coil pack, and injector.

  2. The first thing to do check all the most common parts for any physical or obvious damage.

    Often the problem wont be visible but is a good place to start plus it helps to know their location.

  3. Check the spark plug wire.
  4. How To Fix Error Code P0301 Cylinder 1 Engine Misfire Bad Spark Plug wire
    Look at the spark pug wire and be sure it is seated on the plug good.

    Many mechanics will swap the spark plug with another one to see if the problem follows.

    If the plug wires are swapped be sure not to mix up the firing order, take pictures if necessary.

  5. Check the spark plug.

  6. Remove the spark pug and see if it has build up causing it to not be able to fire correctly.

    Sometimes the spark plug will be old and need to be replaced.

    Often, something else is causing the plug not to get power for a spark and will have a lot of build-up.

  7. Test the Fuel Injector.
  8. A bad Fuel Injector can also be the problem.

    Again an easy way to check is to swap it out with a known good one and see if the problem follows

  9. Swap Parts with Working Cylinder.
  10. A low-cost way to narrow down the problem is to swap out parts one at a time with a working cylinder.

    For example, if cylinder 2 is working swap the coil pack and see if the problem follows.

    If the P0301 clears but a code P0302 comes up after the swap you will know the coil pack is bad.



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