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Q: Truck losing power

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My truck is losing power after a couple of miles. It sounds like a firing problem.

A: The engine coils may be misfiring to one or...

The engine coils may be misfiring to one or more cylinders and would need to be checked, and the engine computer scanned. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, run a diagnostic on your engine misfire issue, and recommend the best path to repair.

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