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My 2003 mitsibishi exclipse has a bad miss. plugs and wires have been changed, heads are good, what else could it be?

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It is possible it could be a fuel inj, codes? if not will have do to a cyl power test to determine which cyl is not pulling its weight"

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is check engine light on? if so go to autozone and get them to read the code or codes, write them down so you can look on the internet for common causes for the specific codes you have. Do your research, parts jockeys will be quick to sell you stuff you don't need. - you can buy a non-contact voltage tester

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If it continues to misfire - pull the plug and change it out - for 2 dollars you will know at least if the plug is good.

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did the car over heat for long?
there could possibly be damage to your head like warping due to overheating and blowing a head gasket or something along those lines .
first check the oil dipstick is it milky?
then check the coolant is it oily?
and when it is running is it blowing any white smoke?
if you replaced the plugs and it is misfiring did you plug the wire all the way back on the plugs if not then the problem is a plug wire being loose and loosing connection with the plug.
sounds like a simple fix if you don't have water in your oil or white smoke coming out the exhaust.
troubleshooting it can be a bigger job but if you nail the right symptoms down you can corner the problem.
like if it is a coil pack or bad wire switch them with another one and see if the problem follows the wire or coil pack.for instance take the number one plug wire off and the number two wire off and put the number one wire on number two and see if the number one misfires. if so then the wire is the problem if not then try numbers three and four until you find out which cylinder is the culprit.
good luck and happy hunting.


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