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1.6 escort cab losing power firing on 2 cilinders only 2 and 3 changed coil and leads no different

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Hi the way the coils work is 1 and 4 2 and 3 fire in this order this is known as wasted spark system.get 2 old spark plugs for leads 1 and 4 put them into the leads and leave them on top of engine leave the other plugs in engine .start engine you should see them sparking if not you have to replace the engine control unit.its worth checking compression on all cylinders and check injectors olso .but do what leads test first .see how you get on. best of luck.

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Silly thing to say have you changed the plugs ?? could be a few this may be head gasket or vavle problems or if it is a multi point injectcion it may be an injector.

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