2004 LS430 starts missing when started or sometimes while running. Can usually stop the shaking by shifting to N and restarting engine while stopped or coasting. ECU bad or …?

Asked by Oct 22, 2016 at 12:51 AM about the 2004 Lexus LS 430 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2004 LS430 starts missing when started or sometimes while running.  Can
usually stop the shaking by shifting to N and restarting engine while stopped
or coasting.  ECU bad or …?

1 Answer

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Before you go replacing ecms..etc .pull each sprk plugs from its tube .if you see oil in any of 1 or all of them you'll need to replace the valve cover gasket amd tube seals .pretty easy to do . If oil is in the tubes it will cause a.miss because the connector to the plug is oil coated once started and a lil acceleration it will usually b urn off enough smooth out the miss ..while.driving it .. very con issue on alot of cats with speak plugs that got thru the valve cover ..Good luck

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