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The engine has a pronounced 'miss' which is noticeable when idling. When the car is being driven it becomes barely noticeable. It could be an easy straight forward repair, I have been led to believe that it is the rear near side fuel injector that needs replacing, however I can not gauruntee that is the fault.

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Have you checked if the spark plugs are working. Check cylinder by cylinder to see which one is missing. Wear a glove, start the car carefully disconnect the cable going to one of the spark plug, do u hear the engine sound different or no difference, do these for each of the cylinders. If different sound means cylinder is working if u hear no difference in sound means that cylinder is not coming one, faulty cable, spark plug or injector

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Could be that or a lead or a fouled plug so go get a tune up as itll save you $$on gas & less polution aswell !

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Can't help you without knowing the year make and model. Also need to know what size and type of engine.

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