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1998 Tracker 165,000 miles. engine is missing, sounds like it's running on two cyclinders

2000 L engine. I cannot find the distributor or spark plug wires. Service engine soon lite is on and blinks four times. hope someone can steer me in the right direction.

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  • Jason Renaudin Jul 08, 2012

    On the way back from a hundred mile trip the engine started misfiring and at the same time the service engine light came on. This happened about a month ago and then quit and ran fine. It started it again thursday and now has stayed that way. I pulled the spark plugs, they were all good. I think It may be one of the coils that are for each plug.

  • Jason Renaudin Jul 08, 2012

    Thanks Dennis,
    I am seventy miles in the desert from anyone that may be able to a diagnostic test. Because I cannot drive the vehicle I have ordered one coil from ebay. Hopefully this will fix the problem. Will let you know what the outcome is. Thanks for your help.



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The engine and transmission in this cars drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM (Power Train Control Module). Whenever a problem like this occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL THE DIAGNOSIS & TESTING IS COMPLETED.

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SOURCE: Fuel injectors or Distributor Cap?

the blinking CEL light is an indication of a miss-fire, run the code retrival test to find out what cylinder is the one missing, at your miles it could be almost anything from a low compression issue to a bad distributor cap, a fuel injector could be the problem, run the test and get back to me, Kragen and other chain parts stores will test the system for codes for FREE!

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SOURCE: 1990 Honda Civic will not start

Most of the handas have a pick up inside the distributor behind the rotor button take off the black cover inside the distributor and two screws hold it on with two wires on it. If that go's bad your car will not start i would start there

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