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I have a gmc jimmy 1996 three cylenders miss firing,a code came up p1406,i changed the egr valve.still missing.changed wires plugs dis cap and rotor.what do you think it could be.

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    Have a 1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3 liter. Jimmy runs really rough. Have changed distributer cap 3 times in a row, changes spark plugs and wires. Took off the spider as someone said to check it to see if it has gas on it, in which it didn't, but cleaned it up, put it back on, and still the jimmy runs rough. Hard to start. Am ordering a new spider next, the next step the mechanic told us is to bite the bullet and buy an actual GM distributer cap as they have seen several problems with the ones people buy from VIP, Napa, etc. What ever happened to the good old engines when one could tell what the problem was and fix it without a computer telling you what is wrong and when actuality is I haven't seen too many computers that can tell what the exact problem is to fix it. The computer says it is misfiring on 5&6...



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Had same problem, changed fuel pressure regulator, which solved the problem, truck starts and runs smoothly now....

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Check and see if you have the plug wires with the correct firing order.

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Hi,you can re check timing, run compression test,

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engine missing could be caused by faulty spark plugs and wires,bad ignition coils,dirty fuel injectors,leaking egr valve,low cylinder compression,intake vacuum leaks.many things will cause engine to miss, first do minor fix,replace distributor cap and rotor,replace spark plugs and wires,clean fuel injectors,replace fuel filter and air filter,if this minor tune up dont help engine and engine still missing, do a vacuum test and compression test to check condition of engine.engine could be worn out have low compression by worn valves and pistons rings.

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3 most common causes for your problem are:
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  2. Bad MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor - will also make an engine stutter when bad
  3. Bad TPS (Throttle Postition Sensor) regulates idle speed under multiple conditions.

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I have a 1994 gmc 1500 sierra 5.7 liter v8 truck. Ive change the egr valve spark plugs wires distributor cap. It runs good on the highway no studdering in the engine at all. But at times it may miss a...

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Wath P1406 Code means on a GMC jimmy 1996,

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My 1995 Gmc Jimmy has a miss in the engine?

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