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Driving with p0301

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Old 06-05-2019, 06:21 PM
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My 2007 Camry just got code p0301 today, cylinder 1 misfire. CE light flashed for about 10 seconds when it came on but has been solid since. Hoping itís spark plugs but I canít get it looked at until next week. Do you think itís okay to drive until then? No long distances or anything just basic day to day.
 
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:43 PM
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My 2007 Camry just got code p0301 today, cylinder 1 misfire. CE light flashed for about 10 seconds when it came on but has been solid since. Hoping itís spark plugs but I canít get it looked at until next week. Do you think itís okay to drive until then? No long distances or anything just basic day to day.

To add another question, I know that code could mean anything. Iím hoping plugs and wires... bust just in case, whatís the worse case scenario for repairs assuming I get it in there quick?
 
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:56 PM
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If the check light is flashing (not steady) it means the problem can cause damage to the emissions converter. The problem typically being a misfire causing a too rich mixture which will overheat the converter and damage it.

Don't drive when the check light is flashing.

Could also be a failing ign coil.
 
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:44 AM
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Light is solid and not flashing, so i guess that's okay...i'm going to take the car in on Saturday. I called the mechanic and they said they need to diagnose but he said its likely that its ignition coil...if that's the case what's a reasonable repair cost?
 
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:30 PM
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If a solid light then its OK to drive.

Cost wise can only estimate and somewhere between $100 and $200.

If coil its an easy straight forward repair. The diagnosis may take longer then the repair.
 
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