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Service engine light is on and has started running rough, feels like it is possibly misfiring? 140,000 miles. had plugs and wires changed 30,000 miles ago

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  • linus02 Oct 02, 2009

    yes, it came up with gas cap problem

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Have u had it hooked to a computer checking system. Try ur local Auto Parts store.

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