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Before anything check everything is plug in correctly and your not missing anything then check whats your problem and can be fix then at last describe your problem complete so people can unerstand your problem and you can be help better and faster. Good Luck to all!!
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replaced cap rotor wires an plugs. have a miss of idle and no power


I'd double check that you have the correct plug wire going to the correct plug on the distributor. If you have a couple in the wrong place it will run but do exactly what you describe. Could be a bad plug wire too, I've had new ones be bad out of the box. (or just have a poorly crimped boot connector).
You can narrow the miss by removing plug wires one at a time and then running it to see which one(s) doesn't seem to make a difference whether it's plugged in or not.

Sep 01, 2011 | 1998 Chevrolet C/K 3500

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The Motor is missing, more at low idle


There are LOTS of possibilities, the most common ones are ignition related. Without knowing more about what engine and ignition system you have, I can only give you generic advice. Look for ignition wires that have a white mark on them where they touch metal--that indicates arcing to ground. If arcing has become really bad, you can actually see the spark at night! Pull the wires from the spark plugs and look for build up in the connector which will prevent good conduction. Some systems have individual coils for each cylinder, though I doubt your vehicle does. In that case, though, individual coils can go bad.

When was the last time you had a tune-up? When spark plugs get old and worn, when the coil, cap and rotor (if so equipped) become worn, and when wires get old, the ignition spark intended for the spark plugs can end up just going to ground, which is what cause that "miss" you describe.

If you are not mechanically inclined, I would just check the plug wire routing as described above and see when your last tune-up was. If it has been a year or more since a tune-up and you can't see anything obvious, any competent mechanic can diagnose your problem more quickly than can you.

Nov 25, 2010 | 2000 GMC Jimmy

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the power won't come on and everything is plugged in correctly. what could be the problem? i have double-checked the connections and unlugged and plugged back in everything. i always put it into sleep mode when done gaming. also, it worked fine 3 days ago when i played it last. it hasn't been dropped or hit w/ anything. 


Cords go bad more often that you might think. Try replacing your power cord, make sure you purchase someplace that accepts returns because it could be internal Wii problems (impossible to diagnose w/o seeing) and the cord not be the fix....but I bet theres at least a 50% chance it'll fixya up.

Jul 07, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Engine misses and skips


Take a good close look at the rubber strip between the windshield and the plastic shroud the wipers are mounted in. If it is not a tight seal on the passinger side water can run down and get the Pcm wet. When the Pcm gets just a little water on the connector it can cause the problems you describe. If it gets alot of water on it it can and fills the Pcm up, then you will have major problems. It will set error codes for everything and anything.
This is a defect in the design of the vans and the only way to fix it is to make sure that this rubber seal is tight against the glass (especially on the passinger side).
I had to have my Pcm replaced because of water (not a cheap fix) and the dealer did what Ford recommends. It filled with water again. After the third try I gave the dealer a piece of an inner tube from a wheel barrow tire and had them place it over the connector and seal it against the fire wall. Then I used aquarium sealant and glued the little rubber strip to the windshield.
I haven't had any more problems since.
The Pcm connector is probable the most critical part of the electrical system and they placed it in the worst possible place.
Ford knows of the problem but will do nothing to fix it.
Mine cost over $800 to fix, but believe it or not my insurance paid for part of it because it was water damage.

Feb 13, 2009 | 2005 Ford Freestar

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Engine misses, check engine soon light on


Ignition coil or spark plug wires you should usually coils behavior is what your describing you should plug it in to a OBD 2 to retrieve fault codes!!!guessing is very costly$$$$$$$

Dec 24, 2008 | 2001 Chevrolet Suburban

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