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1999 KIA Sephia is only firing on 2 cyclinders number 1 and 3 not 2 and 4. What could be the problem

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I worked on a 2000 Sephia which had a similar problem. Not sure if the engine is the same, but I recall the distributorless ignition system used an unusual set-up. It used two coil packs, sitting on alternating cylinders. When one goes out, it will kill two alternating cylinders, just as you are describing. If I recall correctly, the part is around $100 from a dealership, but if you're feeling lucky, you can check a junkyard.

Here are some quick and dirty instruction on how to replace the part

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