Q: Misfire in engine

asked by on February 18, 2016

I have a misfire in my engine.

Hello. The most common cause of a misfire are the spark plugs. But there are times when the coil packs or spark plug wires can cause a misfire. If the car has a distributor cap and rotor, this may also cause a misfire. A qualified mechanic can carry out a tune up of the car in order to solve the misfire problem.

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