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Flooding on startup and has slow acceleration. Pulled the MAF? sensor on the back of the air intake at the filter and it does run better but slow power. My truck is a 97 with a 4.6 V8. Also has a slightly rough idle. With the sensor plugged back in, it cranks too long and there is a bad smell of raw gas....

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Your on the right track, replace MAF then stop by any good parts store (Autozone, Advance, etc..) have them do OBII scan (fault scan) they do it FREE

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