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1992 ford tempo gl with a 2.3 motor starts fine then when it idles down it starts gasping.give idle it up ok until it idles down again. stop at light and it shakes and gasps driving down road runs fine then sputters then runs fine then sputters . you have to put it in neutral at a light and keep foot on gas then put in gear to go . two foot driving. Have replaced map sensor, egr valve, tps, distributor, plugs and wires,

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Check for a defective PCV valve. cheap repair.

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