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I have a 2000 ford mustang with a 3.8l v6. Well I know it had been sitting for a while. But anyways when I go to start it, it will try forever to start if I tap the gas while turning the key it will start but idles rough for awhile. After it finally gets started if hit the gas the car will either try to stall out or it will stall out. If I get it started and let it run awhile without hitting the gas, maybe 5-10 mins it will run fine until I give it gas everytime I give I gas it will sputter alittle bit. Also I popped the hood in the dark with the car running and hit the throttle and I can see sparks coming from around a few different plug wires. I was wondering if it could be plugs and wires. That is causing everything to happen or is it a couple different things. This is my 1st mustang with a v6 so I'm clueless about it. Can anyone help please?

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Hi, if the car has been sitting awhile im pretty sure , their couple things too change. 1 you might wanna flush the gas tank, over time the gas start to turn to water and rust { bad gas} which by now the fuel filter is prob ly clog up , would change the fuel filter before it hit the fuel injectors .also the fuelpump could be the problem too.but first change the spark plugs wires , be sure too change one by one also the plugs ,.next drain the gas tank till its clear.change the fuel filter now ever thing should be ready for the gas , if your still having the same problem than the fuelpump is going out which i would during the tank cleaning. thanks hope iv been some help

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Yes your plug wires are bad. this sounds like a fuel system problem (ie plugged filter, flat injector weak pump) a good tune up will take care of it all. the Ford dealer will have all the correct factory parts as well as ford trained technicians to do the job right. also in today's market place you would be surprised how competitively priced they are.

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