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Upon restart, engine missing, shudders, acceleration in idle helps sometimes...

It never misses going down the road, only on restart after 20 miles or difference whether a/c is on

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  • wadingriver
    wadingriver Mar 22, 2016

    Hi Beverly Bratton, Are you saying that Cold start it runs fine But after car is warmed up it sometimes runs bad?? Rev'ing the engine when it's in Neutral helps?



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SOURCE: Car is running fine then

I had the same problem, but only when it rained. There was a crack in the ignition coil unit and the water was creating an arc. When I drove long enough to heat the engine and evaporate the water it would run fine. Strangely, though, I still had to stop and restart the engine. $150 bucks the replace the ignition coil, and now no problems (at least with that)

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check your distributor cap may need replacement also other components to check spark plugs and wires good luck

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SOURCE: my 2006 kia rio 5 has and intermittant engine

Hi, maybe it's the wires. Can you tell me if it's a random miss or specific to one particular cylinder? Do you have the trouble code? If it's random, it could be a lot of things.

Please see my tip at . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

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