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What could be wrong with my 1997 ford explorer sport keeps sputtering?

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January 19, 2013 11:11PM

There are so many things that can cause an engine to sputter. I would start with a basic tune up. New air filter, plugs, wires, fuel filter. If no results I would go to cleaning of the MAF sensor, and checking to see if I had a bad coil pack. If still no results then I would look at TCS sensor. I have even seen neutral safety switches cause erratic driveability in those.