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2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

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    2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.


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    I have a 2003 silverado with a misfire. It has a flashing engine light. I checked the plugs wires and coil pack all seem fine. I cleaned the mass air flow sensor. I put fuel treatment in the fuel as well. It has a p0300 code. It reads the cylinders that have misfire is #5 and #6 Can someone please help.

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    Have you tried moving around the coil packs to see if the misfire follows the cylinder?

    Otherwise, it could be a number of things. More than likely though it's a clogged cat or something.


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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    These trucks also were fairly notorious for intake leaks. No worries though, its a dry intake setup and the gaskets can be easily changed in an afternoon. Before you get to that point, I would move the coil packs around...See if the miss follows the coils. Also, when was the last time you replaced wires? When does it miss? Idle, driving, both...

    How did you check the plugs, wires and coil packs?
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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    It does it at idle and while under load. I checked the plugs and coil packs and it's always at cylinder 5 and 6. I checked the ohms threw the coil packs and check the wires and plugs

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    do you see any foul play on the plugs?

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    Mine did this this morning on #1 and #3. The valave springs were broke. Being #5 and #6 on two different banks, I doubt its a spring issue though.
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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    The plugs are good. I checked for air leaks it doesnt have any air leaks. Could thisbe cause by truck being straight pipe with mufflers cut out of it? Should I change the injectors or just run some injector cleaner threw there?

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    Quote Originally Posted by showntow View Post
    The plugs are good. I checked for air leaks it doesnt have any air leaks. Could thisbe cause by truck being straight pipe with mufflers cut out of it? Should I change the injectors or just run some injector cleaner threw there?
    Have a o1 2500HD with the 6.0 have the same problem changed plugs and wires same thing noticed it does it when its hot or loaded. Dont know what to do hope you can help.

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    Ditto.
    2004 6.0L with P0300 misfire at speeds greater then 60mph. Misfire causes the convertor to come unlocked. Changed air filter, plugs, wires, double dose of fuel injector cleaner, cleaned MAF, checked for intake leaks with starting fluid and still no luck. Have to check fuel pressure. My code scanner says EVAP system is not OK (yellow light vs. green light), so that will be my next thing to look at......

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    Check the FPR. My 99 5.3 (I know its not a 6.0) was throwing a P0300 and flashing check engine light. Come to find out the FPR went ballistic and took out my motor ($3200 for a rebuild).

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    i also have this problem 2000 6.0 changed fpr fuel filter doing plugs and wires tomorrow, mine almost chugs under load sometimes, goes away when u hit the gas. PO300 random missfire my handheld says?
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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    Quote Originally Posted by harlan View Post
    Ditto.
    2004 6.0L with P0300 misfire at speeds greater then 60mph. Misfire causes the convertor to come unlocked. Changed air filter, plugs, wires, double dose of fuel injector cleaner, cleaned MAF, checked for intake leaks with starting fluid and still no luck. Have to check fuel pressure. My code scanner says EVAP system is not OK (yellow light vs. green light), so that will be my next thing to look at......
    UPDATE: Couldn't figure it out, but had a few suggestions from a Ford? mechanic to do a crankshaft relearn procedure. Took it to Chevy, they did the re-learn procedure and a firmware update, and they said I was still getting random misfires. They recommended injector clean and throttle body clean (they were having a $ special). I told them I had done a double dose of cleaner in the tank, and they said a better way of doing it was to run it off the bottle A little hesitant about spending the $$$, I said go ahead. The service writer came back and said all done - I said what about the misfires, he said no more. I said I'd be back if there were.....I got an oil change, tire rotation and balance, relearn procedure, firmware update, injector clean, and throttle body clean for $240, and the trucks been perfect!! Benn to NY pulling a boat twice, and the trucks never miss fired, torque convertor never unlocked, and the driveabilty is back to where it once was.

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    Have had the same problems on 03 silverado 1500. Did it the first time after bad storm, seem to have fowled out some plugs. New plugs seemed to fix the problem but never got full power back. Year later engine light came on for a bad bank 1 cat, and o2/ evap systems not ready. checked all coil packs replaced one and bank 1 plugs then cat. Intake manifold had small leak i fixed that as well. Engine light went off on its own and rained a day after repairs and i am back in the same boat rough idle egine light flashing (random misfires) and not even half the power it should have. I have ten different codes now all pointing to TPS, MAF and misfires. Any suggestions?
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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    I am also having an issue with my 2003 2500HD.. I changed the plugs and leads... I have a blackbear EFI live tune and lately I have been checking the log and I am getting missfires all around my cylinders at random times..... Mainly though its cylinders 1, 2, 8. The truck doesnt seem to drive any different and the check engine light only seems to come on occasionally when towing a heavy load, and will flash for a minute and then turn back off.... Anyone have any ideas on this?

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    just an FYI, the flashing light means your in danger of melting your cats if you keep driving.

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    if its a random miss fire, check for a slipping serp belt. that will actually set a code.

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    Quote Originally Posted by whitelightnin92 View Post
    just an FYI, the flashing light means your in danger of melting your cats if you keep driving.
    Aslo means multiple cylinder misfire. Still shouldnt keep driving it with a flashing CEL, pull off the road and kill power.

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigBlackHD View Post
    Check the FPR. My 99 5.3 (I know its not a 6.0) was throwing a P0300 and flashing check engine light. Come to find out the FPR went ballistic and took out my motor ($3200 for a rebuild).
    this happened to a buddy but i caught it in time to save everything. his psi maxed out and it ran rich as hell

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigBlackHD View Post
    Aslo means multiple cylinder misfire. Still shouldnt keep driving it with a flashing CEL, pull off the road and kill power.
    it means take me home NOW

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    Re: 2003 silverado 6.0 with misfire.

    Quote Originally Posted by whitelightnin92 View Post
    this happened to a buddy but i caught it in time to save everything. his psi maxed out and it ran rich as hell
    If only I were that lucky. I was 19 and didnt know what the fvck was going on. Tried to limp it home and POOF! Byebye 5.3!

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