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Rough running engine will idle in park but when in gear it runs rough and tries to die replaced plugs and wires already

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  • foque2 Mar 15, 2009

    I have the same problem. This lasts for a bit, then it will run fine for a time, the back to running like c**p! It almost acts like it has moods! (Cristine!!)

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Hello, I can not tell you what this problem is unless there is more detail on whats going on, bu my '96 taurus was doing the same thing so i got a diagnosas ran on it ($75) and it turned up to be a $40 part called the Idle Air Control Valve. In some cases it can be alot of things but run a diagnosas and find out, it will pin point whats wrong with it. Also check out the air filter and your vaccuum hoses and use spray if you can b/c it sounds like a vaccuum leak or loss of air in your filter box (Hole or Not connected Correctly).

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Your catalytic converter could be clogged.

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