I recently change my O2 sensor on my 2000 chevy silverado. after replacing bank 1 and 2, I reset the it with the code reader. The check engine light went out but came back on again. Any idea?

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Asked by Feb 20, 2014 at 09:09 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My truck wont pass smog.The original code was PO300. It was random misfire, I was
told. I ask my buddy who is a mechanic in Arizona he advise me to change O2 sensor in
stream bank 1 & 2. And to reset it using the code reader. after changing both sensor and
resetting it. The light went out but eventually came back on again. but now the code is
PO 134 and 154. Ideas? Thanks.

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190,675

Those codes state the the sensors you just put in show no activity, so either there is a wiring problem with the O2 sensor circuits or the sensors you bought are bad. Random misfire can be caused by partial plugged injectors, bad fuel, low fuel pressure, worn spark plugs, high resistance in the ignition system, low coil output. ust a few things to check. HTH

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190,675

I'd put the old O2 back in and then go from there.

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119,635

Yes, code P0300 is random/multi-cylinder misfire. For the P0300 code I'd do a tune up first. Especially if you've got over 100,000 miles on your Silverado. I'd try and return those oxygen sensors, you probably didn't need them. Put the old oxygen sensors back in, tune it up, clear the computer, drive it, and let us know. HTH. -Jim

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p0300 has nothing to do with o2 sensors

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I put back the old O2 sensor and did a tune up. Reset the computer and drove it around, the check engine came back on and so did the PO300 code.

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37,435

p0300 engine misfire. On the 4.3 vortec you need to test fuel pressure leakdown to make sure the fuel pressure regulator isn't leaking causing the misfire. What items include your tune-up?

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119,635

Check for good strong spark and injector spray at all the cylinders. A bottle of fuel injector cleaner wouldn't hurt as well. HTH -Jim

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37,435

oh, this is probably a 4.8 or 5.3. for some random reason i thought it was a v6... on those a p0300 is pretty hard to find with no other codes. Usually a bad coil or injector gives a local misfire (ex: p0301). Its gotta be something central like MAF, fuel pump, vacuum leaks, coil, cam sensors. things like that.

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Can't return o2 sensor cause its electronic I don't think. What is bank 1 & 2?

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Bank 1 is the side of the engine that the #1 cylinder is on. Bank 2 is the side of the engine that the #2 cylinder is on. With an inline engine everything will be bank 1. HTH. -Jim

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A o2 sensor can throw a code of p0300. I just had a o2 s3nsor go bad it was throwing code p0155, p0059 and p0050 and p0300. Changed the o2 sensor drove it all day never had a code at all. The 02 sensor regulates many things. And it can cause a misfire.

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What I can suggest when you get random misfire Po 300 my experience usually it's the catalytic converter.failing I would start with plugs wires coils and Oxygen sensors. My truck has 330, OOOO miles on it. As it has aged the engine has not used oil but. The mileage and wear internallly in the engine tend to contamination the spark plugs quicker. THE Catalytic converter last approx 100,OOO before I start getting the misfire codes. MagnaFlow seems to make the best aftermarket catalytic

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check you distributor and see if the gear has thinned just fixed a tuck the other day that had the same issue and the disturber gear was bad.

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My uncle has a 1999 Chevy Silverado here's the reading for the truck please help

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190,675

goodknowledge try starting another thread as the original post is 3 years old.

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P0300 - Random/ Multiple miss fire, Generally speaking the 02 sensors are not directly connected to this code. Now depending on the engine if you get P0300 + P0132 + any other code in the 1 hundreds, yes you could say the 02 sensors could be an issue, but as the one gut said, random or mult, miss fire, Start's with / but not limited to, bad or worn Spark plugs, bad or clogged injectors, fuel pressure, reg. bad gas, bad coil, or anything in a distributor ( If it has one) plug wire/ wires, could be old and worn, thin insulation, most mechanics will tell you to start with the simple/ cheapest things first and go from there, Spark plugs, Noid lights to check pulse on injectors, make sure they are working, fuel cleaner, through intake, and fuel tank, clean throttle, even if you buy pre-gapped plugs, always check the gap prior to install!! and go from there... Good Luck

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im having the same problem on my 97 chevy truck 5.7L vortech and it hat a new crate motor with 34,000 miles on it. it jerks so bad it feels like someone is trying to rip the motor out while im driving down the road. my RPM's bounces everytime it jerks, like if its trying to die and restart

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ive had several different code telling me the CRANKSHAFT POSITIONING SENSOR is bad, changed 3 times. CAMSHAFT POSITIONING SENSOR is bad, changed 4 times and distributor twice. just changed out plugs and wires and still the same damn thing.

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190,675

Start by checking all the power and ground circuits especially those for the engine management system, it's surprising what just one bad ground can do to the driveabality of a vehicle. If your still have issues after checking and cleaning then you may need to do a live data scan and see what turns up during the test.

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when you install new 02 sensors do you open ignition key for pcm to memorice new parts or just go ahead and start engine ?

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I have a 2012 Dinali diesel I just put a brand new crate motor in it now it won’t start having gas problems

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Hello I’m having trouble figuring out what’s going on on my 2002 GMC Sierra 1500. I’m getting a random misfire reading on bank 2 on all 3 cylinders. I’ve changed plugs wires and distributer and rotor. Didn’t help at all. Should I change the fuel injector next? Or what do you guys think. I do t want to keep replacing things when I don’t need to.

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Test for an intake manifold leak, if that checks good then put in a whole bottle of Techron fuel additive and run that tank down to 1/4, see if the misfire goes away, if it does then you have dirty injectors so keep using the Techron or replace the injectors.

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Hey I got a 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 HD but I just changed the knock sensors and intake manafold gasket and but everything back and my truck still stalls at red lights and going ab 20 mph also while I’m driving my rpms drop about 500 and temp gauge goes crazy what’s my problem?

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Also has a hard time turning back over

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will a bad PCV cause this as well?

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So my truck says it needs a map sensor knock sensor and two O2 sensor I changed the map sensor new plugs new wires and it's still hesitating when I floor it and it's still misfiring what should be my next step

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