1998 Mercury Villager Engine Stuttering Rhythmically

Tiny
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  • 1998 MERCURY VILLAGER
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1998 Mercury Villager Two Wheel Drive Automatic 170, 00 miles

I was driving along at about 50 mph when I noticed a loss of power for a few seconds. Then after a bit the engine began to stutter, as if running out of gas but I had just filled it (it was very empty). I wondered if there were water in the line. But the stutter was very regular and only changed wihen I shifted to a lower gear to make it up a hill. Nursed it along at low speeds, and then suddenly it was fine for about a mile, until it started again. At certain points the van was shaking fairly violently. On a downhill stretch I sliipped it into neutral. The violent shaking stopped but the motor continued to stutter. Just before I reached my neighborhood it resolved itself and I drove home as if nothing happened. In the garage I restarted it. It started no problem.
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Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 AT 10:36 PM

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Tiny
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Is there a check engine light on?
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Monday, August 30th, 2010 AT 7:59 PM

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