Originally Posted by Gary Carlisle
runs fine under normal acceleration. misses when starting up hill in overdrive smooths out as soon as it downshifts
That's what I was after. It's a coil.
You can try forcing a blinking cell by running it hard enough to increase the misfire count. A blinking cell logs the misfiring cylinder into the KAM (Keep Alive Memory).
If you can't get the count to increase enough, then your CEL will not blink and log DTC.
The only cheap out then is to purchase a set of new coils. I suggest Visteon coils from an eBay seller.
Otherwise, you may be pulling your hair out trying to get past this.