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My engine light turns on when it rains and it vibrates to the point that it feels like its going back and forth, I took it to an auto shop to get an engine code read and they couldnt get anything. They told me it was something to do with my computer?

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Maybe , but sounds to me like spark plug wires

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

  • lilchryssy12 Sep 30, 2010

    just had a $300 tune-up

  • Brian Chapman Sep 30, 2010

    boy that is strange and they changed the wires? was it running good before that?


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