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Ran car to empty stupid I know put gas in check engine light

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Ran car to empty stupid I know put gas in check engine light and tsa light righted gas cap drove it to Oreillys attached to there machine and said misfiring on cylinder one could it be clogged fuel injector? A cure 2003 tl
JA: Does the light stay on solid or does it flicker? Any noticeable performance problems lately? Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: The light flickers and performance is diwn
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It was running great probably could use tune up ? Can't put a lot of money into repairs tight budget
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Acura
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  acramstr replied 7 months ago.

Does the car run rough? Is the light blinking at all now? Did the auto part store clear the code for you?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Still blinking riding rough
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Auto place did not clear code
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Do I need to get tuneup?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Is it going to cost a lot?
Expert:  acramstr replied 7 months ago.

Most likely you will need a tune up and maybe one of the coils . We see the coils fail on these from time to time. I would start by replacing the coil on cylinder #1 and see how it runs. It is almost never necessary to replace all the coils ,So just replace the bad one. They cost about $120 each. The best way to test them is to unplug each coil one at a time and listen to the engine. Every time one is unpluged the engine will slow down, If you unplug one and the engine stays the same that is the bad one. There are other things like a stuck EGR Valve or vacuum leak that can cause this but when it only codes on one cylinder it is almost always a coil.

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