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ryan a harris
03-15-2002, 09:30 PM
I just had my spark plugs & wires changed today, along with a motor vac, new fuel filter and oil change.
When i picked up the car and drove it home it was still running rough. During a stop the car would alomst seem to "miss" or had a drop in RMP then jump back to above idle, then to ilde. is this the timing? I can't see if all the boots are on the plugs(just can't see them). The wires are all on the distriutor firmly. Any help would be a huge help as i'm starting to down on my car with temp. going up & my bank account going down.

On a unrelated topic i'm selling a '89 GMC jimmy
209km's, v6 auto, power, new gas tank today!!

Les Borda
03-16-2002, 09:37 AM
Ryan I hoped you used the Ford AWSF34PP double platinums.
The wires are a b*tch to put on and it is quite possible one of the boots is not one tight especially the one underneath the A/C compressor. CHeck all the connections for your wiring including things around the throttle body like the Idle Air Control(IAC) and the TPS(throttle position sensor).
A possibility is when they did the motor vac if someone got into that throttle body with a brush to clean it they may have punctured the IAC diaphragm.
Also the Mass Air Flow may be screwed up with dirt or a bad connection or it's sucking air between the MAF and the throttle body.

03-16-2002, 10:24 AM
Check to see if all your wires are firing. If not you might have a Dis problem.

06-11-2007, 01:28 AM
tubing might not be tight enough. Especially the top one with the screw fitting.

06-11-2007, 01:49 AM
tubing might not be tight enough. Especially the top one with the screw fitting.

Geez don't you guys look at the dates of these threads that you are responding to......it's 5 years old !!

06-11-2007, 11:06 AM
...it's 5 years old !!And he STILL doesn't have it running right! :eek:

Sorry Ryan... couldn't resist that one!


fast Ed
06-11-2007, 11:39 AM
Yes, we don't really need 5 year old threads resurrected for no apparent reason. :D

Ed N.