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I just had my car serviced with a tune up, complete with wires, plugs, pcv valve, complete transmission service, oil change, and air filter. Now my car is jumping/skipping when stopped. 2003 chevy malibu.

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Your going to have to take the car back to where you go the car serviced, it's common for the engine to develop jumping and skipping when at idle from the back spark plugs (one's at the firewall side). The spark plug wires are hard to reinstall due to the lack of room to work on and the plug wires need to be double checked after a road test. It's a simple fix by insuring the spark plug boots are full installed on the spark plug and the wires are not touching any area on the engine that is hot that may burn them.

Good luck and the place where you have it serviced should not charge you anything for this repair, it should have been apart of there road test that was performed so the car is running 100%.

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