Sorry to bump again but I have more information on it. I went out to check on my new cap/rotor I put in about 3k miles ago. The contacts on the inside of the cap have white stuff on them and look like they've made contact with the rotor.
I got a P0302 today along with the P0300.. and I didn't see it as significant.. but the contact for #2 has a decently deep NOTCH cut into it, seemingly from the rotor. Both of these were replaced at the same time.. what can cause this?
EDIT - YAY:
I went out, cleaned off the contacts and reseated the rotor. I had my relative do the rotor because I was busy, and he used the factory screw/bolt rather than the new one.. so I reseated it and used the one that came new with it. Put that back on, started, and no more check engine light.
I only drive 6 miles on it, but that resolved it for now which means I'll probably end up just buying another cap and/or rotor.
However.. in that 6 miles.. the engine cut out twice. It idles smoothly enough that I can't really tell when it dies. At one point, I was going about 35mph down a hill, and at the next, I was at a red light.
I went home and checked the trouble codes by doing the key turn. The only code I get now is CODE 11 - for the crank reference signal.
Does this just mean the crankshaft position sensor is bad, and if so, would that cause the engine to cut out? If so, where is it located and I'll just replace it. Woot. Progress.
1992 Mazda Protege DX - Sold :[
1995 Ford Contour GL - Wrecked and parted. :[
1991 Dodge Dakota - Sold :[
1996 Dodge Caravan - DD
Last edited by protegechris; 07-24-2008 at 06:32 AM.