08 Silverado w/ check engine light on


Asked by Jul 29, 2011 at 10:03 PM about the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT1 Crew Cab

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 08 Silverado 4.8L. The check engine light came on. I took it to Auto Zone. They said cylinder #4 is misfiring. Probable cause is faulty spark plug, wire or core. I have all the items replaced, and the light came back on and Im getting the same code after replacing everything new. Does anyone out there know what the problem may be. The truck only has 78K on it and runs like a top, but I hate seeing that light on.

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unhook your battery,eather side for about 10 minutes,it will clear the code from computer and light will go out.

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Tom Torres

is it a dead miss?

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Ill give it a try. I had Auto Zone clear the code with the computer, and it stayed off for a day, then came back on.

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Jean Smit

take it to a dealership and have them check the engine if the 4th cylinder is missing there may be a problem with the engine if it's under 100k they should replace it for you they did on my cobalt at 76k

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Dan Malloy

does it sound rough when it runs that would confirm a missfire as a probability it could be causted by a mistiming

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Matthew Newman

sounds like a coil pack for # 4.

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Kevin Robinson

most common problem is bad lifter for missfire , you also hear slight noise , yes as jean stated the warrenty is 5years 100k so dealer can warrenty that

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fdaniels< i had the same thing happen to mine it turned out the thurmostate was bad, powertrain covered it.

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I drive 100 miles per day. My 4.8 dropped cylinder 4 at 116000 miles. Ran great with a little rough idle once in a while. Dealer serviced regularly.

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Did you ever find out what the problem was I have the same issue I have changed my wires plug and the coil and it is still lighting up check engine misfire 4 my ruck is past warranty I'm 180000 miles thus is the only problem with the truck it's in excellent condition besides this

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I have two Colorado's I've been told that a code reading misfire on cylinder 4 can be bad catalytic converters as well.


I have 2009 Chevy Silverado, it has a little over 81,000 miles on it. I've brought my truck into dealer about 4 times since fourth July weekend for check engine and truck shutting down on me. They have changed the throttle. The evap, and the computer module. Every time I go in and they say it's this or that and they change it i come home and several days later check engine light is on yet again. I feel like I'm getting scammed here! Anyone else's have this issue with their truck???

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I have a 2008 Chevy Silverado w/ a 4.8 engine that has 85,700 to date. The summer of 2014 my engine check light came on with 78- 79k miles. took it to an auto parts store where they hooked up their little machine and gave me a code of PO 442, which tells me to replace the gas cap. Did that and within 7 days the light came back on. Someone suggested I disconnect the batterie, then reconnect the terminals. did that just to get it to pass the emission part of the inspection. Light came back on within 7 days. Took it to the dealer where I bought it ( 9/14 ) where the same code came up and they replaced the e-cap valve. $257. Within 7days it came back on. Now they tell me it is a gasket above the gas tank that has corroded. $700. Gm will kick in $300. I said the 1st repair didn't take care of it like your machine said so why should I believe it again? It was explain that there are several emission parts that fall under this PO442 so why should I pay out $$$ to chase this. It is still on and my inspection is due this month. I'm at a loss !!!!

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I have the same problem in a 2008 chevy silverado.. i took it last summe 2015 to the dealership..spent almost $3000 on it.. and now its doing the samething back again!! and if i take it back, i have to pay again!! 1 year after they fixed it, ita happening again!!

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