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Q: Misfiring cylinder

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Cylinder one is misfiring.

A: Hi there. There are a couple of different r...

Hi there. There are a couple of different reasons why a single cylinder would be misfiring. A common issue would be a lack of continuity throughout your spark plug coil, wire, and plug. Another problem you may be having is that the distributor, device that delivers the spark to each cylinder maybe skipping over that spark point because of insufficient conductivity from the distributor point to the spark plug wire. I’d suggest having a certified mechanic sent by YourMechanic come to your home or office and correctly diagnose your misfiring issue more precisely in person.

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