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2006 saturn ion .car started idling really rough and had no power. Almost stalled out. Had it tested and it said small vacuum leak and misfire. So I replaced the gas cap with an OEM cap and it is still running hard. The problems is not as bad if the a\c is off.

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Not to sound rude, but when it says "vacuum leak", it means from the intake manifold. Get a can or two of Ether, and start the engine. Have someone run it at a steady RPM. Spray the ether around the manifold, and any hoses under the hood, until you hear the engine rev up. Spray along said section until you find the issue. Replace the offending part. As for the misfire, this should cure that, and if not, try simple things, IE, spark plug replacement, etc.

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