2001 Mitsubishi Galant 2nd Cylinder Mis-Fire

Tiny
RAGULA2000
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  • 2001 MITSUBISHI GALANT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 76,000 MILES
I got my Mitsubishi Galant 2001 2.4 about 2 mos ago from a friend of mine. I have been getting check engline light that comes on and off for cylinder 2 misfire being detected and the car jerks during stops(with rmp btwn 4-6) also jerks when in drive and just when beginning to accelerate. I'd like to change the wiring, as well as check for the spark plugs and maybe change them and hope that will solve the problem of misfires.
My question is the 2nd cylinder wiring to the spark plug is just a coil. TO change that, it costs about 100 bucks, but I havent seen the wire set that actually goes into the coil itself. Are those wires to be changed at all? If so how can I change them?
Cylinder 1 and 3 have regular wires that I found at autozone, but nothing that looks like the wiring for cylinders 2 (where misfire is being detected) and 4, where only coil is present with a 2 by 2" box on top of it.
What should I do to solve this problem? And will chanign the wiring help the jerking and the engine light to stop coming on? Can anybody walk me through the process of changing the wiring?
I appreciate your help,
any input is valuable as i'm new to this and this is my first vehicle.

Also can you let me know if I can drive with this lights on for a while or does it need immediate attention.

Thank you
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Saturday, December 20th, 2008 AT 1:55 PM

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Tiny
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I am having the same problem I have replaced both coil's wires plugs. It's get's better then goes back to the same thing. If I was you I would just take it to the shop. That is what i'm gonna end up doing. If someone does know the answer. If you could get back to me that would be cool. Or if I find out i'll let you know
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Friday, January 2nd, 2009 AT 5:49 AM
Tiny
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Ryanhmn,

Thanks for responding to my question.I was wondering is it safe to drive the vehicle for some time before it gets repaired. I mean a 1000 miles. I was planning to get it fixed a little later. Also I got an estimate from the repair guy here. Its costing me around 350 Bucks with labor. Can you advice me can we spend this much on the car or do we have any other option to fix it myself.

Thanks
Ravi.
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Friday, January 2nd, 2009 AT 10:35 AM
Tiny
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Okay I took mine to the shop today and they want 800.00 to fix mine. But I got him to tell me what's was the problem I just acted like I didn't know nothin about cars. And it's the valve cover gasket. It cracks and leaks oil into the tube on the number 2 or all cylinders and arks it out. So he said he was going to fix the plugs valve cover gasket. And 2 new coil packs and wires. But he didn't say nothin about the antifreeze that is crusted on and around the radiator hose at the thermostat housing. Which I thought was kinda weird and also he tried to tell me that there was motor craft spark plugs in my car and I always use bosch plats iridium's. Yes you should do it yourself replace the gasket wipe out "dry" the tube thing that the coil pack connect to the spark plug. Get new plugs too good ones not the cheap stuff. Cause the guy told me that all the raw fuel that has been dumped into the engine. Is still sitting in the cylinder i'm sure it's not but. The engine should have good plugs in it. So it can get really hot and burn what ever deposits are in there. Yeah you should do it soon. Cause it will cause other things to go wrong cat converter or O2 sensor an something else I forgot what he said. Hope I helped check your tubes for excessive oil. Before you get the valve cover gasket.

Good luck doin mine in the morning nothing like a hot 12 degrees and snow
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 4:39 AM
Tiny
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I solved my problem the car runs great.
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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 AT 4:09 AM

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