P0300 OLDSMOBILE - Cylinder Misfire Detected Random Cylinders
P0300 OLDSMOBILE Possible Causes
- Faulty spark plug (s)
- Faulty ignition coil (s)
- Clogged or faulty fuel injector (s)
- Intake air leak
- Fuel injectors harness is open or shorted
- Fuel Injectors circuit poor electrical connection
- Ignition coils harness is open or shorted
- Ignition coils circuit poor electrical connection
- Insufficient cylinders compression
- Incorrect fuel pressure
How do I fix code P0300 OLDSMOBILE
Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
P0300 OLDSMOBILE Tech NotesThe P0300 code means that a cylinder(s) is misfiring or is randomly misfiring. Start by checking for intake leaks, intake gaskets are common caused of multi-cylinder misfiring. If no leak are found the next step is to replace the spark plugs. If the problem persists more tests needs to be done to diagnose problem, see "Possible Causes".
There is a factory service bulletin for the following Oldsmobile models:
2000-2004 Oldsmobile Alero
2000-2005 Oldsmobile Silhouette
2002-2004 Oldsmobile Bravada
2000-2004 Oldsmobile Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0300
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Cost of diagnosing the P0300 OLDSMOBILE code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the P0300 OLDSMOBILE code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
When is the P0300 OLDSMOBILE code detected?The control module monitors the crankshaft speed and has detected a misfire condition
P0300 OLDSMOBILE Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Lack/loss of power
- Hard start
- Engine hesitation
P0300 OLDSMOBILE MeaningWhen a misfire occurs, engine speed will fluctuate. If the engine speed fluctuates enough to cause the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor signal to vary, the Engine Control Module (ECM) can determine that a misfire is occurring.
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