Engine Performance problem
1997 Ford Thunderbird V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 90,000 miles
My car is having some major issues. They have progressively gotten worse over the last couple of months. I don't drive it very often so that's why I say months instead of weeks. I'm thinking that there is some issue with the fuel-to-air ratio. Trying to start the car is a challenge. I literally have to hold down the gas while turning the key. When at idle the car rumbles and shakes as if it's gonna die and it also smells as if straight gas is coming out the exhaust. It's running pretty rich. All this seems to have been caused by installing an aftermarket K&N air intake kit. I have taken that out to re-install the factory air box but I am having the same problems. I have a code reader but am having some problems finding out what they mean exactly. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Russ
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Thursday, July 16th, 2009 AT 3:02 PM