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Vehicle has been coughing when excellerating on and off for about 2 years. thought it was the gas mixture. We have had it checked 3 times and the diagnostics so everything is ok. Yesterday after partially filling up, the truck sputtered and died. Attempts to start were to no avial. It crenks over but t5he motor does not start. This is a 1999 F250 V10. Help. Prior to yesterday, we had been driving with no problems. About 3 weeks ago, Replaced the AC compressor and replaced oriface tube/filler and receiver dryer.

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