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Old 03-22-2010, 08:30 PM   #14
nil5
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2002 VUE 3.0L
Default Re: 02 V6 Misfire codes; need engine layout

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Originally Posted by yzracer14 View Post
rockauto.com has the gaskets in stock, at least they did a few weeks ago. Might want to check there.

vhayduk- Yes, I had the exact same codes that you did. if i learned anything over the past few months with my 02' vue problems, it's that the engine can throw some funny combinations of codes.

At first i had exactly the same codes that you do now. I said the same thing you did (how can a leak only cause a misfire in those three?) I have no idea why, I just know that it did. When i replaced the gaskets on the manifold spacer (right next to the thermostat), those codes went away and I got the lean condition code, installing the intake chamber springs fixed that.

Do a google search on those codes. I found a bunch of different vehicles with the same problem of misfire detections in one bank but not the other and it turned out to be gaskets. In short, I don't know why it happens, but it does.
As far as I know, my engine didn't have the work done for the springs you mentioned. Where can I read more about that/could you describe it in a little more detail? What problem do they solve?

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