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    Misfiring/Low idle

    On start ups my car misfires until i rev it a bit then stops and after it warms up will idle under 500 rpms and dies alot i cant drive it just cuz it constantly dies then sometimes takes a minute to start back up. I replaced tha spark plugs today they only had 5,000 miles on them but one was cracked so i got all 4 of those new e3 plugs. Problem remains. I have no idea whats wrong and its happening at tha worst time. I have no job and have a few interveiws for pizza delivery but cant really get that job if i dont have a car to use. Im really stressing out this time let me know what you guys think



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    Re: Misfiring/Low idle

    mine does that too! if your idle dies start checkin vacuum hoses. have someone keep the car running and listen for hissing noises under the hood.your pgm-fi light isn't on is it? make sure it works when you turn your key on.....you could have a burnt out light.

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    Re: Misfiring/Low idle

    I am going thru this right now as well. I found it was the dizzy on mine going out.
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    Re: Misfiring/Low idle

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonrebellion View Post
    mine does that too! if your idle dies start checkin vacuum hoses. have someone keep the car running and listen for hissing noises under the hood.your pgm-fi light isn't on is it? make sure it works when you turn your key on.....you could have a burnt out light.
    Already checked vaccum lines replaced a bunch when i replaced tha carb. I dont have a pgm-fi light for im not fuel injected. And as far as tha dizzy i really hope its not that i dont have tha money itl take me awhile to scrape together enough for a junkyard one.Thanx for your help though tomarrow i think i might just turn up tha idle and see what happens. Ontop of all of this my clutch is starting to slip my cars having one hell of a month

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    Re: Misfiring/Low idle

    dizzy was under 100$ shipped from rockauto via 3 day fedex
    Quote Originally Posted by Some guy on another forum
    Good, Fast, Cheap. Pick Two.
    Quote Originally Posted by russiankid View Post
    I don't care if your car is fast, making it look like a dirty hookers butthole is not right.

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    Re: Misfiring/Low idle

    Could have arcing inside the distributor from, of all places, the UNDERSIDE OF THE ROTOR. Happened to me. Or your igniter is shot.
    Last edited by joebeets; 02-12-2010 at 09:57 PM. Reason: Add info

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