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Why would a 1997 Ford Taurus backfire and miss going uphill but run great on the flat or downhill?


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2005-10-21 01:10:58
2005-10-21 01:10:58

Give it a tune up Sounds like a worn timing gear. Mike It may be that you have floating trash in your gas tank. Because of the age of the car some metal flakes may be in your gas tank. Check and may be replace the gas filter. Also, just to be sure there is no trash in the carb/injetor soak a couple of cotton swabs in acohol and swab out the carb/injetor. The acohol will dry fast and not be a problem when you start the car. Rebekah Saw (and drove) this same problem for months. Finally found out it was an intermittent MAP sensor. It's between you air filter and air intake. Approximately $300 dealer only item.

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No the can go faster downhill or uphill

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the car going uphill has the right of way because the person going downhill has more traction backing up -ms.princezzz


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