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Have a 1997 ford thunderbird v8...started running very rouhg and check engine light blinking. Changed plugs and wires but noticed small coolant leak above engine. Ran fine for 10 days then started running rough again. Leak had gotten larger and coolant had run over engine. Figured fouled plugs. fixed leaked changed plugs, still running rough. should I change wires again? What elses could it be

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Light should have stored code. Go to local autoparts chain & get free scan for codes and go from there. Saves all that guess work & money a lot of times. Write down code(s) and let us know.

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Had the same problem and sadly enough a cracked intake manifold is very common on this model.

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Faulty injector, fluid could be from a blown intake gasket ... cant really say without looking at it

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