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Old 01-20-2013, 09:46 PM   #15
Unworthy1
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Location: Liberty City, TX
What I Drive: 2000 bumble-bee ZX3

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I got the coil pack today and installed it and that did it. Running as well as it has in the 3 years or so that I've owned it. It does seem to be still leaking a little oil, as there was a little smoke after the test drive. Guess I'll be replacing a gasket soon.

Thank you for your help!

For the sake of those who may have a similar problem, a brief review:

Engine coolant was leaking and engine was overheating.
Ran the car hot too long and started running rough.
Replaced the water outlet housing - Corrected the coolant leak
Still running rough. Had engine light code checked. - Cylinder 4 Misfire.
replaced plugs (did not fix problem)
replaced wires (did not fix problem)
replaced coil pack - Bingo! Running smooth

Had I known how to troubleshoot the thing properly, I could have saved about $55.

Now on to my next problem - Blower not working...
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