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99 Cirrus jerking like dirty gas, but now engine light comes on.

My 99 Cirrus LXI recently started "sputtering" when in a strain at 45-50mph. Felt like a transmission slip but would do the same thing in park if you hit the accelerator suddenly, when revving up. We put something like seafoam in the gas tank in case it was bad gas and the made it worse. But the guy at the parts place said it would get worse before getting better if that was the problem. Now, it is jerking so bad that if feels like I am going to get whiplash and the check engine light is blinking now. This is the first time the engine light as come on at all. If it isn't one thing, it's another with this car. Please help, if you can. Researching online, looks like it may be my distributor.

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    Tammy Cohen Jan 25, 2009

    We fixed the problem. It ended up being a misfire on the 5th cylinder. My engine light finally came on so I could have it checked. Let me tell you this......if you have this problem, either pay someone to change the plugs and wires or be a good, patient do it yourselfer. It was no fun. I think whoever owned it before, never changed the back plugs because they all looked worse than the front ones. Problem solved.

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This does not have a distributor must likely plug wires breaking down.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough Jan 25, 2009

    i'm glad it was just the wires like i thought!

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