I have a 2005 Neon. It was running fine Wednesday. Thursday morning it was running very poor. Later I took to autozone and orilies to have it tested. Came back both misfire on cylinder 3. I pulled out the spark plug wire for 3 and that metal tube that goes down into the engine about 6 inches long came out with it. Spark plug had some oil on it causing it to misfire.
I know something similar happened like this some years ago. I have a poor memory of it or what I was doing. But I recall that one, likely the same tube came out when pulling the wire out. Perhaps when I changed wired and plugs a couple years ago. So then I just put it back in and lightly pounded it back into place and had no problems till now.
So my plan is just to clean up the plug and plug area. Get the tube tightly back into place. And reinstall the plug or perhaps give it new plugs. And that should fix it.
I am just wondering why that would happen? Sometimes I smell oil inside the car, seems to come in from the vents. A friend said that is nothing much to worry about prob just burning a little oil. It does not burn oil to badly. Prob have to add oil after 2-3 thousand miles, perhaps more.
Any thoughts on this?