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What makes a 87 ford broncon 2 2.9l v6 spit and sputters when you put it in gear and tryin take off idles fine?

Idles fine and rams up good but when you put it in gera and try and take off it spits and sputers

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SOURCE: spit and sputter on highway

I'd spend the money to change plugs & wires & cap & rotor, if you that style ignition.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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