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Why is my car still misfireing after in cylinder 4.I have changed the spark plugs and wires and its still running bad

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There is evidently something inside the cylinder fouling out the plug. When you take the plug out there should be some residue on it. There should be no oil nor coolant in the cylinder, both can foul out a plug. I assume that you closely inspected the coil connections before you stuck the new wires in. Those also can get corroded away meaning no good connection to the plug wire.

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