Car idles smooth but cuts out when you give it.

Tiny
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  • 1995 LINCOLN MARK VIII
  • 140,000 MILES
Car idles smooth but cuts out when you give it gas, Put it in gear will hesitate when you give gas but if you give it alot of gas it runs like a race car
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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 12:07 AM

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Tiny
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Check for vacuum leaks at the intake.
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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 12:11 AM
Tiny
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Ok thanx, also after you give it alot of throttle you get a bad smell in the car like boiled eggs
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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 12:35 AM
Tiny
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Check your catalytic converter. I think it is plugged. It can put off a rotten egg smell.
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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 2:49 AM
Tiny
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Thanxs, is there anyway to check catalytic coverters myself have no way to get car to a shop?
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Sunday, January 27th, 2013 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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It is checked by back pressure. If you never did it before, I would recommend a shop. Also, at night time, check to see if the converter is getting red hot. If it is, it is plugged.
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Sunday, January 27th, 2013 AT 6:25 PM
Tiny
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Thanx will check
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Monday, January 28th, 2013 AT 6:18 PM
Tiny
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Let me know what you find.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 AT 2:54 AM

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