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Old 12-04-2010, 12:18   #1 (permalink)
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2002 2.5L Hesitation/Missing

2000 cougar idles ruff, very irratic, brake pedal hard until go get up to speed. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:37   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2002 2.5L Hesitation/Missing

Sounds like a vacuum leak. Check all of the vacuum hoses, especially to the brake booster. You could even plu the line to the booster and see what it runs like. The brakes will be hard to stop the car so just check in park.
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