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spark plugs are used to ignite the fuel-air mixture in a petrol/gasoline engine.

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shakes at idle in drive but fine at park or neutral

I was driving my 2006 Hyundai sonata (3.3L) yesterday during heavy rain. Suddenly check engine light started flashing. When I stopped at a red light, it started shaking badly. I noticed that when I ...
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Ford Expedition knocking and repeated spark plug wire failures

Is this the underlying problem or a symptom of something else? I have a 1999 Ford Expedition that has a knocking and pinging problem. Two different mechanics have narrowed it down to the ignition ...
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Spark Plug Broke off in the Cylinder of Ford F-150

The electro shield and porcelain broke off in the cylinder when trying to replace the spark plug. I’ve bought and extraction kit and Cannot get it to work for the life of me, and do not want it to ...
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Sparkplug ground electrode burned off

2010 Ford F-150 5.4 3valve did a tuneup changed sparkplugs and coils with correct Motorcraft plugs and AC Delco COP’s now I have burned off 2 ground electrodes in less than 100 miles. No codes on the ...
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Spark plug arcing during removal, engine off.

What could cause the spark plug to arc off the socket and exhaust manifold when removing the spark plug? Obviously the ignition was in the off position. This same plug tends to get carbon deposits ...
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Car Hissing on Neutral After Checking Spark Plug

So last night, two days after examining one spark plug and putting it back in, I noticed a hissing sound from the front of the car. This hissing goes away completely when I press the clutch pedal in. ...
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Help Diagnosing Engine -- Truck starts but won't run after repairs

Hoping for some help here. Very long story short, a spark plug wire was fouled in my '88 Chevy Scottsdale K1500, which was replaced. The spark plug was also replaced....but old wire was reattached, ...
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How do I determine the spark plug gap for a 1999 Mercedes E320 4matic Sedan?

I've been looking all over trying to see if there is any information but I haven't found it. I'm about to replace the spark plugs, but I need to know the correct gap. I purchased NGK 4696 Iridium ...
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How harmful is it to not put oil in spark plug hole of a stored small engine?

I have a small engine inverter generator. This generator is to be used during power outages which happen rarely where I live, and also tested shortly every 2 years (the testing is also to keep the ...
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Mechanic said I put wrong fuel on my car, I know I didn't. What can I do? Who is to blame?

I have a Toyota Yaris hybrid from 2018. Last saturday my tank was half-way full, but I had to buy some things at the gas station and decided to purchase 7 or 8 litters of unleaded gasoline (10 euros). ...
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Is excessive greasing of coil pack terminals standard practise?

I was swapping out some coil packs and found the ones in my car were packed with a ton of greese. Im quite impressed the vehicle was running at all with that much greese between the terminal and the ...
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Honda Interceptor 1987 Spark Plugs getting carbon fouled within seconds. Vehicle idling louder than usual

I recently installed a new engine on my Interceptor. After riding for about half an hour the bike petered out. I left in in the garage for about 7 months before installing new spark plugs. This got it ...
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New car 10k miles with spark knock detonation. Do my plugs look good?

I have a Ram 2018 Promaster city van I bought brand new with zero miles. At around 4000 miles the van's engine light turned on so I took I to the dealership and they replaced the MAP sensor. At 4500 ...
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Sym jet sport 50cc 2 stroke cutting out

Starts up fine from cold, can ride it for around 5mins then cuts out and won’t start until cold, it’s got a good spark, competition and is getting fuel. I’ve change the spark plug, ht lead and ...
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Analysis of spark plugs [PHOTO] and fuel trims

Again, this is a 2002 Nissan direct injected engine (QR20DD). By judging spark plugs, I assume that the air / fuel mixture is not rich. May be some kind of a lean condition? But the issue is fuel ...
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Oil Pressure Sensor

I recently just had my valve cover gasket replaced due to an oil leak. for some odd reason, the red oil light now lights up on my dashboard. I wasn't due for an oil change til the end of this month ...
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Car shakes upon startup, dies. Other times gas pedal does not respond

I'm pretty uneducated when it comes cars but im hoping you guys can help me. I have a 99 Ford Ranger that upon startup (not every time) shakes extremely hard and then dies. Other times when driving I ...
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Can I use a DC ignition coil for my motorcycle without damaging anything?

Last night I followed this guide I found on the internet http://waynescyclegarage.mysite.com/custom.html showing you how to rewire a Honda SL engine so that it can run without a battery.. and I got it ...
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96 Civic - Car loses acceleration, doesn't start, shuts off

My 96 (or maybe 97) Honda Civic does some strange things. They are all connected. It will frequently refuse to start. It's not a battery/alternator issue, as it's trying to crank. It just ... refuses....
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honda crv 98 idle too low and rough and eventual stall but ok when driving

(Excuse my english) My dad gave me a '98 honda crv. since it came from being serviced after an oil pump failure, it has no power when it's cold I have to press the gas until the engine warms up. I ...
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What causes new spark plugs to burn out quickly on 2005 altima

I just replaced sparks plugs and drove my car estimated five miles and my #1 plugs has burned out and white on tip
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is car idling bad for 21st century modern day car?

I have a 2016 Toyota corolla. I hardly drive anywhere. I have around 92000 km on the odometer. I live in Canada, and therefore, the winters are extremely cold. When winter is in full swing, I turn on ...
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Why after I change my spark plugs and coils and when I looked had gas on one spark plug

I have a 2006 Ford escape I changed the spark plugs and I changed the coils but it still has a very rough idle and it sounds as if it could be a problem I pulled one of my plugs out and it had gas on ...
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How to test a P2306 code - Ignition Coil error

I have a P2306 (Ignition Coil C Primary Control Circuit Low), so I swapped all ignition coils from their original place to another cylinder to verify the faulty ignition coil (I expect now to be in ...
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Spark plugs 3 and 5 wearing out faster

Two of my spark plugs in my 2013 Town and Country are wearing out much faster than the other four plugs. I have changed the coils for 3 and 5, I have also changed the cam shaft sensor. When those two ...
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My 1.4 corsa looses power and judders

I have a 2018 corsa with 89000 on it is just looses power when am driving like it’s going into limp mode but doesn’t. And when I’m at a stop it judders and cuts out but starts straight back up no ...
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Misfiring after changing spark plugs

2016 WRX Stage 1+BIGSF intake Dealing with a very annoying issue I CANNOT seem to figure out. Recently I've been tuning my car and figured changing the spark plugs would be a good idea. Ever since I ...
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Engine misfire only when car is hot

I have honda civic 2011, now it works fine when cold startup and dont give much issues other then when I "accelerate a lot" and having done that for a while, the car starts misfiring. Now ...
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2007 jeep liberty 3.7 only start I completely remove "any" sparkplug from cylinder then ground,

Only starts take out any one plug then ground to alternator starts right up, thought had to be bad ground so grounded from battery to engine block still won't start with all six plugs in Jeep Liberty ...
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GY6 scooter spark plug getting voltage, but no spark?

I have a gy6 scooter that's not getting any spark, but I've done troubleshooting on the whole system (except the stator) and I can't find anything wrong. Every part I've checked from the stator power ...
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What, if anything, does "Spark plugs starting to blow through" mean?

I just took my old car (2004 Toyota Wish - 1.8 litre petrol engine, 185000km) to a mechanic for a basic service and warrant of fitness. The vehicle passed the warrant, but I was advised "spark plugs ...
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Melted spark plug on 50cc scooter

I recently adjusted my valves on my wolf v50 scooter. I put a new cdi box new plugs and took off the air filter box and on a cone filter on it. It ran great then all a sudden it just died as i was ...
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I have a 2008 Ford Expedition XLT

I have a 2008 Ford Expedition XLT. While changing my spark plugs I didn’t push them down as far as was required therefore on two of them the hook broke off and now it’s making a clacking metal sound. ...
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Posibly Wrong Spark plug gap?

So this is an update on my last question, the comments were a mess and I was new to the site I have a 1985 nissan 300zx vg30e and I just changed the spark plugs and its idling really rough and at ...
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Sudden rattling during acceleration, check engine light

I am trying to diagnose a problem, that suddenly occurred with my dci 2.0 Nissan Qashqai +2. During acceleration, I heard a strange noise, after which the motor started sounding completely ...
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F150 blew out Dorman plug patch kit, safe to drive?

I have a 2005 F-150 STX (4.6L Triton) in which the spark plug in cylinder 3 blew out. I hired a mechanic to install a patch kit (he used the Dorman Help! Kit) and that kit itself also blew out of the ...
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what are possible indications that the spark plugs of my motorcycle need replacing?

Is there a way to find out, without taking the motorcycle to a garage, that the spark plugs need changing? In other words, if one or all of the sparking plugs of my motorcycle are worn out or need a ...
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Quick fix? Or major problem? Please help

Help, 02 honda civic lx coupe cranks but will not start. I bought the car less then 3 months ago put used rebuild trans in it seemd fine then what seemed to be running hot but with no warning signs so ...
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MAF and MAP location

I have a 2000 Pontiac sunfire se 2.2 I’m having trouble locating the MAP and MAF sensors. The mechanic I took it to said he can’t work on my car cause it didn’t stall enough while driving my car.. ...
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