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Prizm: geo..stutters..15 mph till I got to about 35 mph

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Hi. My 1995 geo prizm stutters and dogs between 15 mph till I got to about 35 mph. Any ideas? Do I need a new spark plug?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim West replied 7 years ago.
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Do you have a check engine light on?
It sounds like the vehicle has a plug/ coil/ distributor issue.
Check strength of spark at the plugs with a round blade screwdriver - look for a good 1/2 inch minimum nice strong blue spark. If spark is weak at the plugs, take the distributor cap off and check for spark right out of the ignition coil in case of a possible secondary ignition problem. Check for battery voltage on the Black/Red wire in the two wire connector to the distributor. The Black/Red wire is battery voltage to the ignition coil and the igniter. Verify the distributor has a good ground through its mounting.
Can you check this?
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no engine light....will check this this evening and get back to u..thanks!
Expert:  Tim West replied 7 years ago.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX know. I usually see this problem with a coil or spark issue.