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PostSubject: 96 9c1 L99 misfire   Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:05 pm

This car when sitting at idle has a misfire. Sometimes switching gears it dies. It also hesitates when taking off from a stop. I have a good opti laying around. Should I change the opti plugs and wires?
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PostSubject: Re: 96 9c1 L99 misfire   Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:14 pm

Yeah, I'd look at the wires for sure. Look for sparks running at night...

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PostSubject: Re: 96 9c1 L99 misfire   Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:25 pm

How old is the gas?
I never heard how long it was sitting.
I'd run a tankful thru it before opening anything up

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PostSubject: Re: 96 9c1 L99 misfire   Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:37 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Yeah, I'd look at the wires for sure. Look for sparks running at night...

Thanks Bill. I had a friend put the car in gear while I checked under the hood. Sure enough, there is an arcing wire on the passenger side.

sdstick wrote:
How old is the gas?
I never heard how long it was sitting.
I'd run a tankful thru it before opening anything up

I ran some gas through it today driving from Maine. Then some more driving with fresh gas back home.
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PostSubject: Re: 96 9c1 L99 misfire   Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:14 pm

That had a used opti, brand new plugs. But the wires were not changed. The gas was good. And it was run twice a week out in the yard.
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PostSubject: Re: 96 9c1 L99 misfire   Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:40 pm

I'll throw a set of wires on it then. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: 96 9c1 L99 misfire   Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:19 am

GasTT wrote:
I'll throw a set of wires on it then. Thanks

If that isn't it maybe MAF sensor?
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PostSubject: Re: 96 9c1 L99 misfire   Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:03 am

Glad you found the wire.
Simple things are the problem 95% of the time.
Thats 1 good looking vehicle.
Just dont get into trouble with the new look (light & antenna)

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PostSubject: Re: 96 9c1 L99 misfire   Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:34 pm

hell id like to find a spot light cheap and some of those magnetic little antennas on cape everyone on highway moves outta my way if they see me crusin at 70 idk maybe they think im a cop from a distance its kinda funny
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PostSubject: Re: 96 9c1 L99 misfire   Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:39 pm

I have a small magnet mount. And impalakid had a spotlight for sale from his 1a2 wagon.
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PostSubject: Re: 96 9c1 L99 misfire   Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:41 pm

MASShole9C1 wrote:
I have a small magnet mount. And impalakid had a spotlight for sale from his 1a2 wagon.

sent me a pm on the magnet mount and a pic if ya got 1
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PostSubject: Re: 96 9c1 L99 misfire   Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:26 pm

I'll get a pm to u tonight with pictures
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PostSubject: Re: 96 9c1 L99 misfire   Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:33 pm

thanks damn i cant figure this out were is the theft deterrant system on my caprice i want to cut wire a5 so i can kill the damn light
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