My car misses at about 2500rpm's pretty bad, but it doesnt do it until its warmed up. What could be wrong with it?

Chris Mowdy

Asked by Jan 27, 2014 at 07:01 PM about the 1997 Ford Mustang

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Its a 1997 mustang 3.8

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Bad spark plug wires and while your there put spark plugs in it if they haven't been changed

Chris Mowdy

That was my first thought, but i figured if a spark plug wasnt firing right it would do it all the time, not just after it warms up. But that will be the first thing i do. Couldnt hurt even if it doesnt fix it. Thanks


The plug wires are the problem. They break down under a light load usually when it shifts into overdrive or in fifth gear. I just figured since you were there go ahead and change the plugs.

Chris Mowdy

I definitely will, & yeah its a 5speed

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