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Engine starts missing when it gets warm. have

Engine starts missing when it gets warm. have changed spark plugs & wires. runs better but not when warm. did find one plug that had not been firing apparantly due to bad wire.

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  • combscrew Jul 13, 2009

    have not done anything but plugs, wires and injector cleaner. thought it might be an oxygen sensor or something since the prob. is when car warms. have been told by parts store it might be a head gasket. bought a haynes book but no help on trouble shooting just how to do the work.

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    Greg Bernett May 11, 2010

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Is the EGR valve sticking open? did the dist cap and rotor look ok? you can get carbon tracking in the distributor cap and cause this problem.

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Have you had fuel pressure checked when warm & missing?

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