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Not firing on two cylinders

I have changed both coil packs, o2 sensor, mass air flow sensor, and IAC.

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Sounds like you have V-6 which were pron to have head gasket issues
and what you are describing sounds to me like a blown head gasket.
Before going through all the diagnostics, and spending money on unneeded
parts, I recommend looking at the oil dipstick for traces of coolant and/or testing the coolant for the presence of hydrocarbons. This is a simple test that any auto repair shop should be able to do by dipping a strip of paper into the radiator and
seeing if it turns a certain color. If it shows positive for hydrocarbons then my guess is you have a blown head gasket. You might also want to get a compression test done (you can do this yourself very easily with a gauge). This should definitely tell you if there is a head gasket problem.

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