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1997 Mazda Protege-Engine Light-Cylinder 2

Check engine light and brake light is now on. Was advised it's the cylinder #2 misfiring which is a result of the engine going out. Any other thoughts?

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  • maxxmart Apr 10, 2009

    1. Change Spark plugs (most likely cause of the misfire)

    2. Change Spark plug wires

    3. Change Rotor Button (this is inside the distributor cap)

    Did exacly this and cyl 3 still misfires... compression is lower on that cylinder (110-120psi) but it should still fire, right??


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I would change the following in this order if your are tight on money...if not you could have it done all at once.

1. Change Spark plugs (most likely cause of the misfire)
2. Change Spark plug wires
3. Change Rotor Button (this is inside the distributor cap)

All three are fairly easy processes. I would try this first before giving up on the engine. Hope this helps.

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