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96 3.0L taurus idles rough other wise runs fine. Head gasket was replaced 7000 miles ago

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    head gaskets blowed replaced them but it still runs bad

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    my head gaskets blowed i replaced them but it still runs like ****

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Intake gasket leak. Vaccum leak. Best way to find out is to put a vaccum guage on the intake and see if it steady at idle if not look for leaks. Map gas around the take from a torch will sometimes help you locate the leak. If there are multiple leaks it may not.

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