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I have a skip at idle and cant pass the smog test. ive

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i have a skip at idle and cant pass the smog test. ive changeed the plug wires and rotor and cap. what should i do next?
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Customer: the motor has a skip at low rpm the tech at the smog place thought it was electrical
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Customer: yes
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Customer: new plug wires new cap and rotor
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are many things that can cause a misfire. If the ignition system has been ruled out then the problem could be with an injector, a localized vacuum leak causing a cylinder to run lean, or it could be a cylinder sealing issue.

What year and model is the vehicle and what engine do you have?

What fault codes are setting?