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Changed out thermostat & truck is now skipping...????

I changed out my thermostat and now my 1998 ford Explorer is now skipping when I drive it. I checked all of the vaccum hoses and all are connected, what could cause it to skip?

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  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    Skipping means misfiring while idling and/or driving, all sensors and vaccum hoses are connected!

  • rhowar20 Jan 27, 2009

    skipping means misfiring while idling and/or driving, all sensors and vaccum hoses are connected properly!!

  • bbqman Mar 07, 2009

    car skips btwn 34-45 mph. was told that it was the transmission. had the whole thing flushed out. hopefully, it will run better after a few trips..

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Make sure that all of the sensors are connected.  Is the Check Engine light on?  Make sure that all of the spark plug wires are still secure.
What do you mean skipping?  Is there an ignition miss (e.g. cylinder not firing) or is the ignition cutting out periodically?

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