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What is an engine misfire?

What is an engine misfire?

A properly functioning vehicle is a result of multiple, closely-held components that work efficiently, and in harmony. Any flaw in the operation of these units can tip the balance towards problems that hamper the performance of the car apparatus. An engine misfire is a perfect example of an issue that arises due to the faulty operation of one or more components in a smoothly running system. What is Engine Misfire? How does an engine work? To understand the concept of a misfiring engine, it is imperative to understand its normal operations. Most modern cars run on a precise 4-stroke combustion cycle happening in closed cylinders called 'pistons.' The 4 strokes are: Intake- Upward movement of pistons to let the air and gas inside the cylinder. Compression- The air and gas mixture is compressed into a smaller space. Combustion- Ignition, and explosion of compressed gases to push the piston out producing a burst of power ... read more

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