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1993 mx3 2.5 v6

I bought the car a while back. It had been sitting a while. It has a 2.5l v6 from a Ford Probe Gt. Well, it ran great for about a week. Then I started messing with the exhaust muffler. Then it started sputtering when I would start it. It backfired and such, and I have to rev it up a few times to get it to run. If I can get it to third gear it runs great, but once I slow and get back to first its messed up. I had headers installed recently and a new cat and muffler and the problem isnt as bad, guy said it could be fuel injectors or a bad egr valve. Any ideas?

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  • full_metal_s Nov 02, 2008

    Checked it out, its not that. :(

  • full_metal_s Nov 04, 2008

    Like when I get back to first gear and rev up again is when the gas sputters. If I floor it It will backfire non stop and won't run. Its hard to explain. I have to use a very light foot on the gas and tap it to rev it up before I shift.

  • full_metal_s Nov 06, 2008

    So what should I ask the mechanic? Im not good with cars man.. Lol

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Im not the best car person to be honest. What should I say to a mechanic if that is the problem? To check the ignition lead faulty?

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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Hi,
It might be an ignition lead faulty? They are known to have spark leaking at the suppressor. Give them a good check and let us know how you are doing.
Cheers

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

  • Armel Aubeelack
    Armel Aubeelack Nov 03, 2008

    When you say it messed up, what exactly you mean?

  • Armel Aubeelack
    Armel Aubeelack Nov 04, 2008

    I'm pretty sure it's an ignition timing out or a lead faulty. Have you checked the timing marks as well?

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