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Lately my car has been acting funny, and it seems to be getting worse. When the car is first started and is cold, i rarely have this problem. It seems to propagate as the car warms up. When i am sitting at a light, i will start to accelerate, the car will act like it is going to go, but then will drop into this loagy/half horsepower kinda thing. Sometimes if i let my foot off the gas and wait a second, it will accelerate normally. Othertimes if im sitting at a light i will put it into neutral and it will rev really high, then i drop it into drive and it stalls, after i start it it usually "has all the power". Lately its been driving at this low power mode more than the "regular" mode. I have been checking the vacuum connections and didnt see anything. I played around with the hoses to see if i could get something to happen. Oh yeah, it also has a good idle when cold, but when it warms up, it will go back and forth between too high and almost stalling. The only thing i am not sure about is one tube coming out of the top of the EGR valve. I took it off when the car was running, and there was no change.... is that right? Looking in the little holes, i could only see a metal tube in the center... im not sure if thats normal or not. I know im kinda vague on that so ill try and post a pic. The reason i think it may have somehting to do with the EGR is it looks like it has never been replaced, and i remember seeing something about it when i was pulling engine codes.
*EDIT* when i was listening to it run, the only odd noise i could pick out was a ticking or metallic fluttering comeing from around the throttle body. not sure if thats normal or not
 

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I don't think you should have any vacuum at the EGR at idle.

What were the actual numbers of the codes you pulled?
 

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Later on ill pull the engine codes again and see what the actual error is. Its such a pain in the a$$. The car acts like it wants to go at full speed, but then putzes around. All the while the tranny is slamming around and things are sounding funny cause it cant get enough power to shift. Sometimes when it actually starts off at regular speed, it will continue like that for a minute, but then drop to the low powermode. Othertimes it will stay "full power" until i come up to a light and stop. Anyway, ill post the codes in acouple hrs.
Thanks for the help
 

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Were all Taurii Fuel Injected? Not sure if those first ones in 86 were or not. What you describe sounds simliar to a problem I had on my old 86 Escort (my first car!). It had a carb, and the rod the butterfly had worn the housing and let air in. I had to have it rebuilt.
 

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Amazingly this car does have fuel injection. I was thinking maybe it was something with the throttle body because of the sound coming out of it. Damn, i should just dropped in a 5.0l and tranny when the first tranny went.
 
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