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No power/ sounds like 4 instead of 6 cyl.

I have a 1985 Bronco 2 that is solid as a rock! Except where the motor is concerned. It's a 6 cyl. so I don't expect much power, but this is awful.
It feels like it's running on 4 instead of 6 cyl. Just cruzing at reg. 50 it will make a quick berp, (like running out of gas) but quicker. When taking it will hasitate if I barly press pedal or take off quickly if I press a little harderer harder. It also doesn't want to go into passing gear well because of the lack of power. And my daughter is in the Air Force and taking it from N.C. to N.D. Need it right!

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I have an 86 that had that problem, 2.9 EFI. Yous is carb'ed. I found my problem to be the O2 sensor. Remove it, spray it real good with a GOOD carb cleaner and try it again. Hope this helps.

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