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Misfire on 3

2000 ford taurus check engine light is on.guy at autozone hooked a reader to it he said misfire on 3.also is the gas cap suppose to click when you tighten it.

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Misfire on 3 could mean bad plug or bad wire...or the distributor cap has a bad spot in the 3 position. Time for a tuneup. Get all new cap, rotor, wires, and plugs. Should be around $100.

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