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1996 chevy cavalier

My 96 cavalier has ben not starting when damp out and then ran really rough i took out the spark plugs and they where smashed i put new ones in and they smashed again any idea what could be wrong

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    mcalkins3 May 11, 2010

    Explain "smashed" was the electroid bent over? If indeed they were you have recieved the incorrect part number for your engine. Be sure that they are giving you the plugs for the OHV 2.2L not the newer 98+ 2200. The dampness is surely a cracked coil pack. On your vehicle it should be mounted in the rear of the engine accesible from the bottom. You should be able to visually see this issue of the cracks in the coil pack. Engine heat can cause this issue. If need you could source them pretty cheap. Get it up in the air and check the coil packs, and if they need changing I have a pair I would sell you for $20.00 plus shipping. I know they are good as they were removed from the engine that was in my car. Obviously at this price I wouldn't be making anything, be sure they are cracked and i'll sell them to you, otherwise fix the plug issue and we will trouble shoot from there

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I believe that your distributor points are getting wet form hummidity and you timming may also be off or you may have the wrong plugs but im sure its not starting when damp because of somthing under the distributor cap

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