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Hey all,

96 eldo etc. driving along and out of nowhere the car sputters and stalls. She restarts and drives hard. Every time I start her up the same thing. Plugs and wires have been replaced. She was running strong. I'm getting P0300 and P1380 codes....engine misfiring.

Where do I start?
 

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White Diamond '03 DHS (with DTS floor shift)
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Check the fuel pressure for starters. That's cheap and easy.
 

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Fuel pressure is okay, there is a mild tapping, outside of the engine. I was hoping the codes would give direction. Not this time. Is there a module between fuel lines and the fuel injection?
 

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2002.5 F55 CORSA STS, 2014 Explorer XLT FWD
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If the misfires began after you replaced the plugs and wires (ACDelco #41-950 plugs and an AC wire set), check your wire hookup against these diagrams. Coil-plug wiring is critical because this is a waste spark system: two plugs fire at the same time. Google "waste spark ignition".

No fuel injector module per se; they're tripped by the PCM signals from the CKP's and CMP and the pulse duration is modified by engine operating conditions such as temperature, throttle opening, MAF, MAP, and load.
 

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If fuel pressure is good, then it must be ignition. Did you do the wires one at a time or yank them all and then replace them. If so, there is a good chance that you misrouted 2. Check them as Sub suggested. If all is well there, then you may have a coil breaking down or a bad ICM.
 

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When you go back and check your plug wiring according to the posted diagrams, dig deeper and remove each coil from the ICM pack. Check the coil contacts and grounds.
 
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