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I have two problems: there is a little light that come on when turn the ignition and it looks like a little wrench and when this light comes on my car won't get gas to the accelarator

the other thing is that my car is runnign rough, it won't pick up speed when I take off

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The light indicates a problem with the thunderbird. You can bring it to most parts stores where they will plug a scan tool into a port under the dash of your car, and the scan tool will read any codes stored on the cars computer. This is a FREE service at most stores, check w/ stores in your area. They can tell u what the codes are, and what should be done to correct the problem. Good luck

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