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Check Engine Light and Missin

My 1998 pontiac firebird check engine light just came on while I was driving and started missing and carrying on. When I got home and put it in park, it acted like nuthin was wrong. So I put it in gear and it was missin and carrying on again. What could this be?

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  • jficetti Jan 27, 2009

    I have a 1998 v6 firebird with the same problem.Code says missfire multipal cylinders. Had ICM bord,coils,plugs,wires,cam sensor and crank sensor replaced. The problem goes away for about 20 min. and the check engine light comes back on ,and the engine starts missing?????????

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    I have had problems with my 1998 5-speed Firebird 3800. When I got the car it ran and sounded really cool...some non-car buff friends thought it had V-8 in it becuase it has a great deal of torque and power and the pipes sound really cool...but after I drove it two years it began having multiple cylinder missfires about every two months. I would change the plugs, wires, coil pack and everything and it would fix it and then the problem would return about every two or three months. I have almost lost friends because they preach at me to take it in to the experts but the experts simply replace the coils and wires, plugs and charge me about 100 times more than I can do it myself..and the same thing happens again starts missing out and engine lights return and missfire codes show up again. Charlie, East Texas

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    check engine light blinking. has a bad miss and have to go up hills in first and second gear. its using 3 times the gas


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You have to have a diagnostic test done. many autoparts stores will do this for free.

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