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My car seems to always stall in heavy rain. The other problem is that my fuel gage needle, speedometer and mileage clock is not working.

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  • christopher meehan Sep 08, 2012

    did you find out what was the problem with clocks mine are gone aswell and cant figure it out

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Replace all your ignition wires with OEM quality new ones. They are leaking ignition voltage to ground when damp. Can't help you with the instruments. No sweat to fix but I'd have to be there.

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  • Steve Brent Mar 22, 2011

    Before you spend money on plug wires, buy some automotive silcone spray sealer and spray all ignition wires and coil if this does not help could be ignition coil

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