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Hi, my toyota has started skipping on # 2 cylinder. I have replaced the wires and plugs and checked the compression and it was good. It is getting fire to the plug. When riding along it will go a few miles missing and then it will start hitting and run smooth a few miles and start missing again. This has me puzzled. seems it is not getting fuel to that cylinder part time. Please I need help. Thanks Calvin

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Hi Calvin

It sounds like you are getting an ark off somewhere, Best way to visibly see would be to open the hood when dark and look for any sparks off the engine, you wont see them in daylight. if it was a fuel fault then all the cylinders would suffer so I would look at electrical first.

Lastly a dodgy crankshaft sensor or camshaft sensor could cause this also. I would recommend getting the car on a daignostic machine to get the error code, I think it will cost about $20-$30 if you have the engine fault code I can tell you exactly the fault.

Hope this helps, happy new year

Regards

Dan

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