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Having a misfire on my 1998 chevy truck 5.7. compression is good wires, plugs, injectors all check out good. what else could it be?

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You forgot to mention whether it is a constant misfire, an on-load misfire or a light throttle misfire?

Try checking the spark power on each cylinder.
Locate the defective cylinder if you can.
Check for intake air leaks including vacuum pipes and hoses and the brake booster and egr system.

Forget about a compression test - these are rarely precise enough and only a cylinder leakage test will pin-point the smallest of valve seat defects, especially the intake...

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