Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Buffalo, NY
Car Year: 2001
Car Model: Forester, duh
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no, i did not disconnect the battery at all.
so i got it reset and it seemed ok, but after just a minute or two of driving i felt the misfires again !! grr. but no CEL. i wasnt home, so i kept going.
after another 5 minutes the CEL showed up.
so i drove to AutoZone and had it scanned. the original Cyl3 misfire returned ... the P303 code or whatever.
when i originally brought it to monroe, he assured me it was a bad Ignition Coil. the Cyl3 pin on the coil had some black soot on it.
after checking these recent misfires, there is no soot on the Cyl3 pin so i guess it's not a problem with the coil.
wires/plugs right? the coil was way easy to swap, but how difficult are wires and plugs? should the battery be disconnected do to plugs and wires?
what tools would i need? i searched but couldnt find a DIY with photos to help.
oh, one more thing - the guy at AutoZone said i should try swapping the Cyl1 and Cyl3 wires .. that way if the misfire started showing up on Cyl1, we'd know it's the wires. I dont know if that's such a good idea with a boxer engine.. ??