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Q: Problem with piston number 1 and 2

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I changed cables, cover, and other things, but piston number 1 and 2 wont work.

My car has 140000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. If by "don’t work" you’re inferring that they won’t fire, it’s more than likely that this is caused by an ignition system component; such as a broken distributor, camshaft or crankshaft sensor, or something simple like the timing be too advanced or retarded. You might want to have a professional mechanic complete a car is hard to start inspection.

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