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2000 Ford Mustang Question: What will cause a 2000 mustang 3.8l engine to skip and cut off?

 

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patrickjones9095, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Swainsboro, GA, March 06, 2014, 23:16
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I replaced the fuel filter, air filter, plugs and wires, and fuel pump on the car. It will crank up, but skips bad. When you take your foot off the gas it cuts off. Sometimes it makes a sputtering sound. The motor turns over fine and there is no knocking or smoking.

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    pushrod March 07, 2014, 00:00
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    Defective coil pack, crossed plug wires, cracked/broken spark plug, low compression, water in fuel, inop. fuel injector, egr valve stuck open, vacuum leak(s) are some possibilities! Scan test needed, light should be on!

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13269 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 07, 2014, 05:45
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    agree with #1 scan codes and post

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