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My 2002 Dodge Neon has been have a hard time starting every day, and recently it's been stalling at stop lights. I push down on the gas, but it takes almost a good minute for the car to get going, and when it does, it sputters. Now, the check egine light is on. It reads misfire 1 & 4, my brother replaced all spark plugs and I bought a new ignition coil today and he replaced that for me. But the issue is still existing. Can any please tell me what more we can do, or what exactly the codes mean for misfire 1 & 4? Thank you so much for your time!!

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Sounds like you are having trouble with the fuel pump on the car. Not enough fuel pressure to the injectors causing the car to sputter and die. If at all possible check the fuel pressure at the fuel test port on fuel rail, or if no test port will have to disconnect fuel line on passanger side of car next to firewall. Squeeze the connector clamp on hose to release it and hold it away from yourself and just turn on the ignition. The fuel should come out at a good force, if not the pump is at fault. On the test port if you have one use a fuel test gauge and the pressure should be about 53 to 63 psi. The codes for misfire on engine are #1 misfire po301 and #4 misfire is po304. Hope this will help you.

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