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Car sparking on all 4 clynders

Car sparks on all 4 cylnders but remove 3 4 leads away from timming belt end and makes no difference i think it should run like a pig with 2 leads of it checked injectors all ok computer says misfire misfire wont go over 20 mph compression test done ok .

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If the plugs are not wet, you have a fuel problem. Check the fuel pressure, if low, the system is unable to purge itself and the last two injectors on the fuel rail are vapor-locked. If the fuel pressure is low you probably have a problem in the tank. There is a flexible line connecting the fuel pump to the steel line that may have a rupture causing the low pressure condition. Or the fuel pump may be bad.

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