Rough idle ,stalls when 1st start

Mike Rizza

Asked by May 24, 2015 at 12:55 PM about the 2006 Honda Element EX-P

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

a rough idle when the car is first started.
check engine light reads 2ND cyleder
misfire. changed oxygen sensors , coil,
added 2 bottles  of dry gas, cleaned
injectors,  new plugs. Used to idle fine after
it warms up but now it's getting worse.
Check engine  light not coming on so I can't
connect computer.

1 Answer

Chris Van Kleeck

I think that you should do a compression test, to make sure there's nothing more serious going on first. If compression is OK, move the spark plug and coil from the misfiring cylinder to another cylinder and see if that "moves" the miss to that cylinder. If it does, you have a bad coil or plug. If it doesn't, carefully inspect for broken wiring. if it's not too difficult, move that injector to another cylinder to make sure whether its the cause or not. Cleaning the injectors may or may not fix them.

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