1996 Ford Thunderbird lack of power

Tiny
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Engine Performance problem
1996 Ford Thunderbird V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

i have a 1996 thunderbird with the 4.5 v8 and when its 15degrees or lower out it wont start and now that its warm out it will. When im stoped or going down the road and put the gas pedal to the floor I have no exceleration and now it seem to bog while driving or at a idle more when the care is warm than cold. The spark plug wires and plugs look great. I disconected the MAF and it ran great for about a mile then started to bog again and idles like crap.
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 1:29 PM

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Tiny
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Is the check engine light showing?. Have the vehicle plugged into a diagnostic computer to retrieve any fault codes !
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 7:31 AM
Tiny
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Yes the engine light is on and I had a diagnostic done to it says that it may need spark plugs and wires or distrib caps but they all look good so I realy dont know im going to go and have it tested again to be sure.
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 10:13 AM
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Could you supply the actual fault codes you retrieved from the PCM. I'm guessing you got misfire codes. Could be plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor, fuel injector, crankshaft position sensor?
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 5:09 PM
Tiny
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I will go in the morning and get the codes and give them to you thanks
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 6:10 PM
Tiny
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I have the codes for you the first is 102 and the seconed one is 320
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 3:34 PM
Tiny
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Replace the MAF sensor .. clear the codes and drive the car .. the maf code (102) will cause the other code at times

Mass Airflow (MAF) Sensor (3.8L)In right side of engine compartment, in air intake assembly.
Mass Airflow (MAF) Sensor (4.6L)In right side of engine compartment, in air intake assembly.

Hope this helps, let me know


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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 5:03 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help I will do that it will be about a week but I will for sure let you know thanks again for the quick response and your time
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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 AT 10:02 AM
Tiny
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No problem .. please let us know the outcome of the repair .. and spread the word of our forum to friends and family etc.

Let me know


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Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 AT 10:12 AM

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