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2004 ford taurus lacks power wont rev above three thousand rpm and wont drive over twenty miles per hour replaced intake manifold and catalytic assymbly and problem pressists

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Just wondering if it has an automatic transmissioin or manual, because it might be related to the driveline and not the engine...also, have you had a compression check done, checked the state of the spark plugs etc.....as these will provide genuine insights into how the engine is "feeling"

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