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Misfire w/o CEL?

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Old 11-30-2007, 03:47 PM
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Is it possible to have a misfire w/o triggering a CEL?
 
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Old 11-30-2007, 03:58 PM
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Apparently the answer is yes. See picture taken from 96-98 Civic service manual.

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Old 11-30-2007, 04:05 PM
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Damn, RonJ, you're fast. I've got one more question...The cylinder #s are 4-3-2-1 from left to right, right?
 
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I don't know if it matters, but what year and model Civic do you have?
 
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98 HX. D16Y5
 
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:28 PM
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I've got one more question...The cylinder #s are 4-3-2-1 from left to right, right?
Yes, when you are standing in front of the car.

The picture also may be helpful to you.

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Old 11-30-2007, 04:37 PM
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I'm assuming the problem I'm experiencing is misfiring. I'm hearing a rough idle/popping noise coming from the exhaust.
 
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:46 PM
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Sounds misfire-like to me. Can you categorize the problem using the chart in the picture?



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Old 11-30-2007, 04:52 PM
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Hehe. I was just looking at the same chart trying to figure it out. Here's the deal: I converted my CVT (which uses a standard narrow-band primary O2 sensor) to A 5-speed (which uses a wideband primary O2 sensor). I just put in the wideband O2 sensor today (which got rid of the CEL I had for several months) and I replaced my ignition wires w/ NGK wires today too. Since I'm not getting a CEL, I'm assuming my new O2 sensor is functioning properly.

So, that means it's probably the ignition wires, right? Should I pull them one at a time while running and see if the idle changes?
 
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:32 PM
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I think that's a good idea. Could you also verify by showing a lack of spark from the suspect wire?
 

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