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1998 malibu running bad

1998 malibu started running bad today been fine has 94444 on autozone said #5 cyl plug looks good wire to HELP

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Some common causes of misfires on any cylinder are faulty spark plug, plug wire, ignition coil, or a sticking injector.
Remove the plug wire and check the end on the coil for rust, as well as the coil itself. If ok, then the most likley cause is a sticking injector. A small tap on the injector while running can sometimes free it up.

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    if wire and plug are ok, check coil on # 5,

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