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Visitor, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Tucson, AZ, June 10, 2010, 15:37

The code that comes up says misfire on 3rd (whatever). The car does not have the get and go it used to. It bucks almost always until you reach 50-60 miles an hour. Not severely but I punch it to get it to stop.It helps to hit the overdrive button. Someone said I need to replace coil. the thing that used to be distributorcap and wires, I think

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    kindreland December 27, 2010, 09:34
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    I had this very same problem about 1 yr ago with my 2006 Kia Rio LX.
    The trouble code is informing you that there is a misfire on your 3rd cylinder. The general cause is a defective ignition coil. That's probably why you are losing power and having to “punch” the accelerator at every stop light when you want to “get up and go”.
    No need to despair, this is a relatively easy repair....
    I purchased my 2006 Kia Rio Ignition Coil from my local Auto Parts dealer for around $60 - $80, but you can do a search on the internet and find the part for less if you want to wait for it in the mail.
    You can consult a Chilton’s Auto Repair Manual at your local library or online to perform this repair.
    Each coil sits right on top of its corresponding spark plug. The 3rd cylinder should be the 3rd from the left.
    Once you replace the part you still need to clear the trouble code from your car’s OBD with a compatible OBD II scan tool.

    Hope this helps…

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