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Old 04-14-2014, 08:29 AM   #1
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Misfire.

My car, '88 GT, had been running great. On Saturday it had started misfiring. I checked the timing and it was a little off so I fixed that. It seemed to help a little but it's still isn't right. When I try to gas it, it gets really bad like the car wants to die.
Yesterday I had my hand on top of the wires connecting to the distributor trying to move them around just in case there was a bad connection and I felt sparks hitting me.
Do I just have bad wires?
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I would replace the wires, cap, and rotor. A fairly in expensive tune up

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I would replace the wires, cap, and rotor. A fairly in expensive tune up

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That's what I was thinking. I already ordered some wires.
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The cap and rotor on these cars doesn't often go bad but the PIP in the distributor does. Pull the cap off the dizzy and look in there. If you see a silvery powder in there the pickup is likely toast and a new distributor is your solution. Unless you have a shop press, then you can replace the PIP itself.
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The cap and rotor on these cars doesn't often go bad but the PIP in the distributor does. Pull the cap off the dizzy and look in there. If you see a silvery powder in there the pickup is likely toast and a new distributor is your solution. Unless you have a shop press, then you can replace the PIP itself.

I check it out. It looked fine. Replaced wires, cap, rotor, and spark plugs. Still nothing.
Somebody told me that it could be the fuel injectors? Is this something I should look into?
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