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1999 chevy cavalier. Rough running, must hold pedal to the floor just to get going 45 mph. had codes read. Came up random misfires? Not catalytic converter.

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Bad plug wires, bad plugs, weak ignition coils. Start with the wires and plugs if you have not already done so. If not ignition problems then need to change fuel filter or do the filter first then check the ignition. Best I can do from here. Good Luck Darrell

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