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Car idling funny and stalling

Car was running fine. Left for work the car was idling like it could not keep an idle and would stall if I had my foot off the gas for to long. The engine light is not coming on.

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  • stlrgirl43 Nov 25, 2008

    No it is not a diesal. It just had an oil change a week ago and fluids checked. Had a tune up a year ago.

  • smerudc Dec 23, 2008

    I have a salvaged cougar with only 80k miles on it and a few weeks ago i started my car and went inside to let it warm up and i came back out and it was sputtering and sounded like it was cam'd.. i looked at rpms and they were at about 500rpm... then over the past few weeks it got worse and worse and started dying at every stop.. every turn i had to slow down for... i would have to put it in Neutral and keep my foot on the gas while breaking at the same time.. pain in the ***.. Other than that it ran fine goin like 45 or at a normal speed.. until two nights ago when i was goin to and leaving work.. it was about -7 degrees out and it was dyin all the time still.. but i noticed that when i was goin at a constant speed it would start to sputter and lose alot of power.. i put it on a diagnostic my buddy had and it came up with a few dif things... one had somethin to do with 2 cylinders havin too much oxygen in them.. also there was a camshaft positioning sensor malfunction.. but i don't believe that is the reason for it running the way it was... i believe i just need to change the spark plugs and the gasket.. They plugs haven't been changed in about 7 years probably.. the car was sitting for 2 or so of those years.. Hope u got some info out of that.. i am going to try and make it to my dads so i can try to fix it... i will post my results when i finish.. hopefully the pile of **** will be runnin =)

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There is a recall on 2000, 2001, 2002 model cougars for the fuel pump assembly. you might want to check on that.

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When was the last service done and is it a diesel model let me no then i mat be able to help

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