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When it rains or is wet out the car starts but idles funny, it sputters and sounds like the engine is choking or stalling. The problem goes away when the car warms up.

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Try new plugs,leads and caps, it sounds like the ignition spark is tracking and causing a misfire, moisture helps this happen, but there must be a crack or problem with the insulation

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Just went through this problem,new plugs,wires.replacing coil pack fixed it.

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