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Q: Engine pauses on 1990 Ford Taurus

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When I'm in OD and I excellerate to go faster,I press the gas pedal down and I get a slight pause/pull back and a pop sound. What causes this?
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It sounds like an engine misfire is occuring. Does the car go in to the lower gear and eventually accelerate? It sounds like your vehicle is misfiring. When you put a greater load on in a higher gear, it takes all the that ignition coils can deliver ( the SHO motor has DIS or coil pack ignition )I worked on the SHO manual transmission equipped Taurus when they were new at the dealer. They should have a lot of power. When was the last time you replaced your wires, plugs etc?
response to answer #1: It doesn't shift to a lower gear, (it's a manual shift), it just has a slight hesitation (pull back sensation) followed by a dull pop noise, then it accelerates.
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