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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-02-2004, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Killing in Reverse???

OK, I took the bird out for a mid-winter stretch and noticed something odd.
Everytime you put the car in reverse it almost dies, I MEAN IT'S CLOSE, what do you think is the issue? It does kill if you put it in Reverse when the wheels are turned...Any ideas?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 10:20 AM
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When was the last time you had a tune up done? I worked on my buds 3.8 Cougar recently that had this issue, and all it needed was plugs/wires, and clean the IAC. Just a thought.

These are highly engineered precision vehicles, the first step in diagnosing the problem is to strike the suspected offending part sharply and repeatedly with a blunt object, then re-test.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 10:53 AM
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What FordMan said, and also, since your bird was sitting for a while, get some fresh gas and fuel treatments, change the fuel filter, and I would also swap plugs out. How's the air filter? All low cost and easy to do. Start there.
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