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1988 ford mustang gt bogs down when pushing pedal down

My car will almost stall when i punch the gas down from a stop. if i ease in its fine but it sputters when the gas is pressed quickly. i am curious if it could be some sort of exhaust problem or maybe a timing problem.

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  • 1fast50 Jun 23, 2008

    I have a 87 mustang 5.0 and it was doing the same thing.If I got on it she would back fire and bog down real bad I could only ease on the gas pedal.My mustang did this worse than it ever had last week.I had to limp it back home and when I shut it off it wouldn't start back up.I was told that the timing chain was stretched out or the timing gear might have broke a tooth.I haven't fixed mine yet still waiting on a second opinion.

  • Red58 Jul 01, 2008

    I have an 88 4-banger and I've just started to have the same problem. A light touch on the gas and she runs fine, hit the gas and she bogs down. I don't like the sound of the timing chain; I think I'll start with fuel.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    i have 1980 mustang6cyc 3.3lit auto that did this now i just does want to accelerate and stall some time and some time it just run fine. and its hard to start i am still look at it for fix

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    motor runs real rich and then stalled out



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Hard to say if it is related to exhaust or ignition timing if you take the car for a long drive and take a look at your exhaust manifold and if it is glowing cherry it could be related to your exhaust or timing a freind of mine had the same thing happen and the cataliytic was plugged and the timing was out. the cat was probly plugged due to the timing being out.I would also check the timing.It could also be an injector problem,fuel filter,or some other area of the fuel system these problems are hard to diagnose without actual hand on so just check those areas and let me know of any other symptoms hope this helps?

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