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GRAND HARD TO START COLD; HESITATES ON ACCEL

Mercury Marquis

My 97 Grand Marquis (95k miles) has become difficult to start when engine is cold. It fires and runs a few seconds at low rpm and stalls. When I hit the accelerator and start again, it runs at low rpm until I hit the accelerator once or twice, then it goes to fast idle as it should.

Also, the engine hesitates even when warm. If I push the accelerator quickly when stopped or when cruising, the engine hesitates about one or two seconds, then revs. If I ease the accelerator down, there is no noticable hesitation.

Thanks for your help.
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Ralph6
September 12, 2006.



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