Q: Car missing and won't stay running

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The truck began missing very badly. It's hard to start and won't stay running.

The most common cause of a vehicle misfiring is due to spark plugs and wires. This may not be the only thing going on with your truck, but would be the first thing to look at. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your engine misfiring issue and perform any repairs that are required.

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