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Misfire on #2 cylinder reading code 1320

Installed new plugs, and new coil pack on #2 but still misfire

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It's possible the fuel injector went bad on that cylinder.
My maxima did the same thing until I figured out it was the fuel injector the whole time.

If it's working properly, it should make a clicking noise. Best way to test it to unplug the wire connector to the injector and put 12v to it. It should click every time you appily 12 volts. ( warning, don't take the fuel injector off the fuel rail. GAS & SPARK don't mix)

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