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1998 Mercury Tracer. Car runs like a dog. Will die driving down road. Took it to local shop and they came up with all kinds of codes: auxiliary emissions control, transmission control box, shift solenoid, cracked exhaust manifold. Called another mechanic and he says it doesn't sound like any of those. Mechanic says catalytic converter ok. Any dieas

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    My name is Paul,
    My car was tested for the check light being on the parts man told me that the car was experinincing some problems with the egr valve. Ok! I changed it , then I changed the oxygen sensor. My Qestion to you is! Should I also change the idle control valve too.


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