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CHUGGING FEELING MY 88 TEMPO IS CHUGGING WHEN YOU LET UP ON THE GAS GOING 55 MPH. WHEN YOU GO 35 MPH THE CHUGGING IS WORSE AND SOMETIMES STALLS. IT HAS NEW PLUGS, NEW FUEL FILTER AND THE FUEL INJECTORS WERE JUST CLEANED OUT. ANY IDEAS WHAT IT COULD BE?

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  • sgmackfam Apr 02, 2009

    My 1988 Ford Temp has a chugging problem. As long as the accelerator is down it seems to run OK, but when coasting or maintaining a speed it will chug. I dies at least 2-3 times per drive especially when stopped at an intersection. It will usually start right up and sometimes will begin running as if nothing is wrong. It seems to get worse as well when fuel is low. Any ideas on what to start checking. Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    runs fine but chugs at 55 mph

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I had a very similar problem. I work at a ford dealership so, I had a tech look for codes. He found a trouble code, He took my 'MAF' mass air flow censor apart and cleaned it (it had some gunk on it). He then disconnected the battery to reset the computer then, reconnected it. Problem solved! more power, starts better, runs better even better mpg. remember to unhook the battery to reset computer and when you do, hold the brake pedal down for about a minute to drain the power from all the capacitors before you reconnect the battery. Hope this helps good luck, Sean

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