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91 Ford Festiva L Check engine light on car idles a little rough slow acceleration car is drivable fast acceleration car dies or backfires Ford Dealer had car 5 wks can't fix need help hard 8 code?

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April 09, 2008 5:14PM

Not sure what a hard code 8 means for a Festiva, but you can probably find a Haynes or Chilton Manual at your local library and get some understanding of the problem - whether you try to fix it yourself or have a mechanic fix the problem. I had a similar problem with a 1987 Cavalier and it turned out to be a bad catalytic converter. - Good luck. have you tried changing the spark plugs?