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My 2000 Chevrolet Malibu shows a code for Misfire of Cylinder #1 but it only does this when the Air conditioning or defog isn't being used.
In the summertime, No problem. In cooler weather it stays on and the odd thing is , it doesn't hurt the drivability. The car starts right up, runs good and runs smooth down the road. I have replaced the spark plugs, wires and the three coil packs. I have checked for vacuum leaks and the vacuum is good and steady. I have ran fuel injector cleaner through it. This has been a real head scratcher. Please help.

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The ac compressor on this car puts a big strain on the engine, Defog also engages the clutch on the compressor. When this happens, it amplifies any misfire or vibration. There is only 3 things the engine needs, fuel, air, and spark. Check for spark with a/c on with the spark tester. See if you are getting good constant spark. You might have 1 injector that is a little off or not giving enough fueling, they get pulses just like the wires do. Also you can take your ignition module and test it at the auto parts store. Its underneath the coils. Other then that I have no idea. Hope this helps

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