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Missfire This car has a bad miss when first started when cold. It idles rough and sometimes dies, surging up and down. After it runs a while it clears out and idles up at a normal rate. Then I will start to feel a little miss, and the idle gets low going down the road and it loses power. It always starts back up and goes on. It has 188000 miles, new plugs, air filter, fuel filter and fuel injection cleaner run through. The check Engine light has flashed on and off for a year or more. Do you have any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2008

    Hard to start and dies occasionally

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    My Olds Does the same thing. Where is the computer located on motor

  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    I had a miss fire on the number 4 wire. I replaced all the plugs. Still had miss fire. I replaced all the wires. Still had the miss fire. I then replaced the coil pack for number 4. No miss fire now, but after the car runs for awhile, when you shut if off and then restart it and put it in gear, it jumps and feels like it is miss firing. I can put the car back in park or neutral and the jumping will stop. The car runs fine now but what is causing this jumping?

  • jty111 Jul 28, 2008

    as im driving car will stall then kick back in also when stop it will sometimes die when restart it will make a popping sound idles rough

  • cfoerst Aug 31, 2008

    bought car in s FL w/51k miles, drove 400 miles home. It would "choke" periodiocly. Since we got it home it "choked and quit running" mechanic put computer modual on, it drove ok for 4 days and then same thing "choke". mech put on a central relay switch and problem still exists. I don't want to put a bunch of $ into this $500 car

  • apurve692 Oct 14, 2008

    my toyota motor normally runs at 1000rpm when cold. but lately its under that mark an bein an auto when i put it in to drive it stalls .sometimes when its hot its runing over 2000rpm an other times when its warm it just surges up an down on revs.where do i start.

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Locate you computer (right front kick panel) and tap on it with a pen while the car idles... Also flex it back and forth with your hands to see if the car runs rough or quits... You may need a new one.

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