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1996 3.8 liter ford, missing bad and complete loss of power

I had a few heavy people in my 1996 3.8 liter ford mustang, driving over a long uphill i notices a few sudden lags in power, then this morning i went to start it up and after taking a long time ''4 secounds or so'' it started ran @ hi idle as it normaly does then kicked down and ran rough, i got out and looked under the hood and i could see the engine shaking, i check all spark plug wires and looked around, all seemed normal, i had to drive it, but by then end of the drive way the loss of power was so much i decided not too, also the check engine light has been on for about a month, but it always ran strong, i disconnected the batter and hooked it back up, the check engine light cleared for a moment then returned, it runs like its missing, i know i need to get the code read tomorrow, but do you have any advice as to the nature of the problem? has anyone seen this before??

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  • pvtcalvosa Apr 26, 2010

    thanks the code read 2 an 6 misfire, and coil main cuircut error, i went to a junk yard and grabed a coil pack off a wrecked mustang and put it in and it runs perfect again, alot more power in the higher rpms that before the old coil pack started to fail noticably and im told that common as the first start to fail in higher rpms, thanks for you guys help any ways, i hope this info helps some one eles, im told the coil packs on these go out quite frequently and i dont think MSD makes one for this engine yet!



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Can't really say anything need the codes before I would predict anything. get codes scanned at Autozone its free.

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