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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 08:09 PM
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OT - Help with work beater problem

Hoping someone can guide me in a direction on a problem with my daily driver. Car is a '95 Mercury Sable, 3.0, auto, ~128,000 mi. Started noticing a miss/shudder at part throttle, like when loafing on an incline. If I made it rev it would go away. Sometimes it would be worse than others. I actually thought the tranny was going at first but now that it got worse it seems more like a miss. A few days ago it wouldn't start on a really cold morning. It would crank but wouldn't fire. I put new plugs in it and cap/rotor. The wires have ~30,000 on them. After this it ran good for a few days but still on a cold morning it stumbles for a few seconds before settling into an idle. Now it is back to missing again with today worse than ever. Again it is in a part throttle/lugging situation and can be made to go away by giving it more throttle. It seems to idle in park fine but I can feel a slight miss when idling in drive with foot on brake like at a stop light. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 08:35 PM
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Re: OT - Help with work beater problem

1. Clean the MAS sensor,
2. Pull it out,
3. Clean the wire with alcohol and a Q-tip.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2004, 07:14 PM
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Re: OT - Help with work beater problem

Thanks for the help. I cleaned the MAF but it didn't help. Then I found that one of my Autozone Premium plug wires was bad with only 30,000 on it. O put a new one on at work today and it seemed fine on the way home.
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