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Car bogs down after getting hot, service engine light flashing, 95 ford taurus gl . I got a computer diagnostic done, said random misfires, and the 2 "O2" sensors. However, the tech told me it was the coil pack. I replaced that, ran well, but today started bogging down again. Seems like could be catalytic converter, acts like it isn't getting gas.

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Have the following tests performed : fuel system pressure test cylinder balance test as well as a injector balance test. Preferable an ASE Certified Tech will do the testing.Depending on what he/she says wel'll take it from there. Gotta know why its misfiring before we do anything else. Cat and 02 sensor respond to engine's combustion process
exhaust product.Lets see what the testing says.
Keep me posted

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