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Q: ROUGH IDLE AFTER SMOKE AND SPARKS UNDER DASH DURING A RESTART on 1990 Ford Aerostar

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I was starting the engine and let of the ignition too soon, turned the key again and when the engine started it was at a rough idle and then smoke and some sparks were seen under the dash somewhere or near the firewall. Now the idle is very rough and while it is drivable, I am 5 hours from home and need to leave on Wednesday morning. Any help would be appreciated very much.
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i would have this checked immediately. there are plenty of wires around the firewall that are hot. a thurough examination of the harness is required to keep you safe for your ride home.

Roy
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