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Engine began to miss after overheating episode. All hoses, radiator, thermostat, and cap have been replaced. Ran fine until this time. Began to miss sporadically after cooling system "overhaul". Oil is clear, no signs of oil-water mixing. Replaced plugs, (properly gapped), rotor, and cap. Wires are less than 1 year old. Ran gas almost out, filled-up with fresh fuel from another source, added 1/2 can of Seafoam. Occasional, under load missing has become full-time. Codes indicate VSS bad (speedo is 90% inop), misfire on cyl 1, 2, 3, & 4. Removing plug wires from distributor cap one-at-a-time result in no change. Compression test next?

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  • mcharlton3 Feb 13, 2011

    Thanks. Had water pump, timing belt (all belts) replaced about 6 weeks ago. I joked with the mechanic about the water pump being too powerful and it blowing the radiator.

    I will install a new fuel filter tomorrow along with the new VSS. VSS may be totally unrelated, but needs to be replaced anyway.

    I will pull the plugs and re-seat all ignition wires just to make sure I didn't foul something up when replacing the other components.

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  1. Have your timing belt checked and replaced. Sounds like it may have jumped, or is stretched.
  2. If after repairing any timing issues you are still facing this problem, it may be time to have the fuel injectors tested and the fuel pump tested and replace as necessary.


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Probly shud replace that sensor but get another scan that displays a data stream to give you the exact issue-many times a scan alone just sells parts-let me know

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