General Tech Help Good at troubleshooting? Have a non specific issue? Discuss general tech topics here.

1998 . 2.3 vtec .P0300 and p0302

  #1  
Old 11-15-2018, 12:42 PM
Newest Of Newbies
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 12
Default 1998 . 2.3 vtec .P0300 and p0302

I am getting frustrated at this moment.Bought this Accord 3 months ago.I just finished fixing a long overheating problem and now this.For the past 2 months I have been getting p0302.It's getting colder and getting harder to crank this car.When it's worse it throws code p030,0 and then the check engine light starts to flash.When I shut it off and crank it back up, the light stops flashing and stays constant.I first changed the plugs with NGK and that duralast cheap wires from Advanced Auto parts .It didnt solve it.I did a compression test, and which it passed.I cleaned out the egr and it's deposits.I even cleaned out the IAC.To no avail.
I was beginning to think injectos , but from research, these rarely go bad.I have only seen one person change their injectors on youtube
This is what it's currently doing.................Early in the morning and when it's cold, cranks for about 10 sec before it starts and when it starts, it misses.When it clears up it drives normal without a miss.I shut it off and wait about an hr and I am back to square one without a hard to start issue.Mind you, the car idles normal , except for early morning starts and when it is left for about an hr
My question is, has anyone had problems with Advance Auto parts Duralast Lifetime wires.These are the only wires I have used on this car and I have done it twice.
What are the resistance sp[ecs on the OEM wires.This issue happened to me on my corrolla.Bought a bad new wires from ebay
 
  #2  
Old 11-15-2018, 12:45 PM
Newest Of Newbies
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 12
Default

Sorry, I meant Duralast wires from Autozone
 
  #3  
Old 11-15-2018, 02:19 PM
JimBlake's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 17,518
Default

Maximum 25 k-ohms at 68 deg.F.

But resistance is only one of the ways for sparkplug wires to fail. Try a cold-start in complete darkness, & look for arcing or any kind of blue glow around the wires. That would indicate insulation failing, even if the resistance is OK.

Honda plug wires have always seemed to last forever, so maybe consider buying those.

Years ago my brother had troubles with arc tracks across the surface of his distributor cap. It wasn't a Honda, but still the same. Once you get an arc, that track is etched into the surface of the distributor cap & it'll always arc easier in the future. New distributor cap is the fix.
 
  #4  
Old 11-15-2018, 06:50 PM
Newest Of Newbies
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 12
Default

Originally Posted by JimBlake View Post
Maximum 25 k-ohms at 68 deg.F.

But resistance is only one of the ways for sparkplug wires to fail. Try a cold-start in complete darkness, & look for arcing or any kind of blue glow around the wires. That would indicate insulation failing, even if the resistance is OK.

Honda plug wires have always seemed to last forever, so maybe consider buying those.

Years ago my brother had troubles with arc tracks across the surface of his distributor cap. It wasn't a Honda, but still the same. Once you get an arc, that track is etched into the surface of the distributor cap & it'll always arc easier in the future. New distributor cap is the fix.
68k ohms on the high side and what's the low side?In the morning I am going to Advanced Auto parts to do a resistance measurement on their new one, and before I purchase.I will compare those figures from the old ones from Auto zone.This will give me a clue.Got to be the plug wires.
 
  #5  
Old 11-16-2018, 05:59 AM
JimBlake's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 17,518
Default

The shop manual I have doesn't list any minimum.
 
  #6  
Old 11-16-2018, 09:04 AM
Newest Of Newbies
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 12
Default

I think I fixed my problem.I checked on the ohms of the existing plug wires and there is a fluctuation between 2 of them.I maybe wrong with this theory but v/r equals current ..The higher the resistance the lower the current.I have higher impedance within the old Autozone wires(one month old) .2 of the wires are way off from the other two in resistance.
I purchased NGK from Advanced.I wouldnt know if it fixed it until tomorrow morning.My issue was early cold mornings.Never again will I purchase anything from Autozone.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
143vmi
General Tech Help
1
06-16-2018 10:48 AM
Jfermin95
Engine & Internal
7
08-10-2014 01:51 PM
robbierob02
General Tech Help
43
05-07-2013 08:26 PM
patelmd
General Tech Help
14
06-29-2012 01:15 AM
Bobby1002
General Tech Help
6
02-06-2012 01:57 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 1998 . 2.3 vtec .P0300 and p0302


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.