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Ford 1994 mondeo running poorly

Not sure if timing belt is not good or another engine problem but the engine sounds sluggish and cuts out if not reving

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Well, I am in an advisery capacity here, so that's the most I can do is give you the best of my advise. It is not a timing belt. the nature of timing belts are they either work or they don't.

You have a problem related to something else, but there is no way that I can diagnosis it based on what info I have.

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