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2000 Chevy Venture with a code reading " #1 cylinder missfire"

Lots of problems. Head gasket was replaced. New spark plugs put in. New plug wire put on the #1 spark plug. Does not idol good. Code still coming up.

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take out the spark plug, does it look normal? No foreign materials on it, like coolant or oil? If it has coolant on it, you have a blown head gasket.

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Cylinder head bolt torque sequence—3.4L engine

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