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    Urgent help

    I have a problem but im not sure what i can do. I have an mk4 04 1.6 sxi astra and when im driving the car seems to not accelerate like it used to. Dont know really how to explain it. I have been told to check the air filter and the spark plugs to see if they are firing. I have checked the air filter and it is clean but i dont know how to check to see if the spark plugs are firing

    Can someone please help me.

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    do you have a misfire or any dash lights on?

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    How do i know if it is misfiring? there are not light on the dash but sometimes when i start the car it cuts out start it for a second time and it start with no trouble

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    If it is misfiring you will feel it, so fair chance it isn't as you would most definitely know.

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    Anything else???

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    So if it not misfiring, you have any idea;s what else it might be

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    So the car just feels a bit sluggish?
    Why is this so urgent at midnight?

    To check the plugs just take them out and make sure they look ok, not burnt or looking like the electrode has worn away.

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    I would say very sluggish.

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    When was the last time it was properly serviced?

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    According to the service book 40000 mile ago but the guy i got it off had a reciept saying that it was serviced at 30000

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