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Lesabre The plugs and wires were replaced. Could it be the ignition coil that the # 6 plugs in to? Can an ignition coil be tested? Can the fuel injector be cleaned? The car runs smooth in idle/park and it appears to run smooth when moving above ~10 mph. Thanks

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The way i check the coil is move it to another cyl clear the codes and see if it follows the coil. injectors can be cleaned but when they are bad enough to cause a code to be set it needs to be replaced.

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