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Old 08-23-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Misfire Cyl #3/Car Won't Start

Ok, about 3 months ago had a rough idle and my Peake tool stated a misfire in cyl#2. I changed the coil and no issue. Today, I tried starting my car and the electricity turns on but that was it. No engine noise. My Peake tool stated it's a misfire in cyl#3. My question is, since my car won't start and can't test the coil, can I just replace the #3 and cross my fingers or do you think there is something else going on. I'd appreciate any help.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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I doubt a misfire would prevent the car from turning on. If you can take out the coil and plug. Maybe it's physically damaged somehow. And when you say it doesn't start, does it try to turn over or just clicks?
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Right, I thought that it was strange that it wouldn't start. It doesn't click. I turn the key, electricity turns on but that is it.
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