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Engine flutter I have a 1999 Ford Contour with 134k. While driving from 3rd thru 4th gear (auto trans) and going about 35-40 mph, I feel the engine flutter or hesitate then continues fine. What is the problem?

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It sounds like u need to change the fuel pressure regulator. U can pick one up for around 40$. Its not all that hard to change yourself.

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