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What causes my 2003 mustang to "skip"? - Mustang Ford Cars & Trucks

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    yadayada Mar 28, 2011

    Please explain what skip means??

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From experience: bad spark plug wire. It'll get worse when going uphill & accelerating.

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My 2003 ford mustang is skipping in gear but not it park..but it does do it all the time


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I have a similar symptom. No engine light lite. It can be felt as I accelerate moderately from a standing stop. Then as my engine begins a climb in rpm in seems to hesitate for a brief moment and then continue to increase rpm. Not sure what this is.

Is this the symptom you were identifying?
Ed

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