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I have a bad miss in my 1997 z-71 and have changed plugs, wires, and distributor cap, but still didnt fix it, and also put some heet in the gas and still no fix.

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I have seen fuel pump pressure cause same problem, check pressure on fuel rail.

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Check to see if two plug wires are plugged into the wrong areas. That will make the engine miss with a soft popping noise if you have that sort of miss

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2)do a oil change
3)spark plug wires
3)distributor cap and rotor

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