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What causes a car to sputter and misfire when it is raining outside?

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Frequently in older vehicles, high humidity or rainy weather can cause poor performance, usually because of a problem in the ignition system. Moisture and condensation may be forming in the distributor. Also, the ignition (suppression) wires may be old and arcing from one cable to another, causing timing issues and misfire problems. That problem is aggravated by moisture and humidity.

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