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Engine mis-firing I have a 1998 Ford Mustang. The check engine light is on and I know I should first have the codes pulled but here is what it's doing. Sometimes it misses or misfires when on the highway. It feels like it jerks or pulls. you can tell it isn't firing right because when it runs well, it's really smooth. I have changed the plugs, plug wires about 4 months ago and I changed the coil pack about a month ago. The car has over 100k but had one owner before me and it was garage kept. Very well taken care of. The idle is alittle rough at times. Sometimes it runs really smooth. Any ideas?

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  • rosasr Oct 07, 2009

    I did use a fuel additive "Lucus?? something like that. I also cleaned the butterfly plate. This improved the idle. It was running alot rougher before. The jerking and the pulling doesn't happen everyday, sometimes once a week, sometimes once in two weeks. I haven't replaced the fuel filter, I'm having trouble getting the old one off. I removed the clips but it won't budge. Is there a trick to that?

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  • fred syn May 11, 2010

    timing chain? do you use any additives to your oil? rislone makes several products. how about gas additives and carb cleaning

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Mass Air Flow Sensor or Intake Absolute Pressure sensor


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    Greg Bernett Oct 07, 2009

    HHhhmmm....disregard on the sensor. After reading what you have posted (All info you know helps us) it sounds like some cleaning is needed for sure! Looking up a few things for you....

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