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Cylinder skip The car cranks, but continues to miss a cylinder. Will not fire on all six cylinders. The mechanic thought we had it tracked down to being the chip. But the one we ordered didn't seem to crank the maxima. Something about needing a 920, 923, ??? Any suggestions. Shouldn't I be able to order the right part with a VIN number?

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First, purchase a Haynes Manual for the specifics on your vehicle and a digital volt/ohm meter. Follow the instructions in the book on checking the ohm resistance on the coils to make sure all of them are in good working order. If one is out of range change only that one. On the distributor it is the same story in checking output for the signal to the computer. Only replace it if it is defective. But, the P1320 is pretty specific and that really points to the distributor. That is only from my experience... This would also make the random/multiple cylinder misfire.

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