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Random misfire Engine light stays on. Shudders when in park. Replaced EGR valve and six O2 sensors. Could this be a burnt valve like the dealership said it was? Codes read random misfire. Have replaced plugs.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    replaced timing belt and crank sensor, coil packs, still misfiring

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HI!!!!!!! to star .. from the coil pack w/ the engine runiig take off the wire and if you have spark than every wire is sparking the wires and plugs are Ok. the problem is in the ignition control module

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  • delgadostat Feb 26, 2009

    I forgot to tel you when you testing the wires from the coil packs cont be to close to the car you might get electric feels hold each wire w/ long nedle plaiers w/ ruber at the end again becareful

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