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Old 03-18-2011, 07:56 AM
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I am a first time poster here and have an issue with my 1999 suburban, 4wd, 5.7L, 153K. The engine light came on the other day after it had been idling a little rough. I went have the code read and the guy said that it was a miss fire on #6 cylinder. Are there any obvious things to check or look for? Is there a common issue that I should check first?
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:16 PM
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Do a web search for trouble code P0306? It basically means cylinder #6 didn't contribute enough to the crankshaft output. Check for the usual suspects such as ignition and fuel injection components, and compression on that cylinder.
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I know this is gonna sound strange but my 99 Suburban had the exact thing and it turned out to be a leaking intake manifold gasket. apparently the Dex cool antifreeze ate the gaskets out. The problem was fixed with new gaskets and green antifreeze.
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got that problem after changing/upgrading the intake manifold gaskets it turnout being a stuck poppet valve in the fuel injection spider i did the spider upgrade and cleaned the mass airflow sensor and it runs great now the fuel injection spider upgrade is worth every penny,check for spark and compression


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I have been losing coolant as well but no leak visible. So I guess that it is possible but how to tell for sure ?
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:36 PM
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Check around the water pump weep hole. If it's not coming out there, then it is either going into the crankcase or combustion chamber. Neither are good options.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:24 PM
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I know this is gonna sound strange but my 99 Suburban had the exact thing and it turned out to be a leaking intake manifold gasket. apparently the Dex cool antifreeze ate the gaskets out. The problem was fixed with new gaskets and green antifreeze.
I'm going down this road too. Can I ask you what it cost for that work? I was told $800. They do a couple of these every month.
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If the antifreeze is getting in the oil for very long, then there'll be more to fix than just the gaskets.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:16 AM
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It's been a while since I had ours done but I do think it was in that $600 range. Course the Dex cool had to be flushed and green anti freeze installed. There is also a significant amount of labor. It deffinately cured the problem though. It would only be a matter of time before it got into the oil.
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