96 cobra engine cut out.

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by 1996 cobra, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. 1996 cobra

    1996 cobra New Member

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    Hey guys, I have heard a lot about engine cut out due to spark blowout ect. at high rpms. I have a blown 1996 cobra with a different issue, the motor is cutting out at high loads anywhere under around 3000 rpm. If I floor it after it gets up to or past around 3000 it has no issues traveling through the rpm range, but if I get on it before it sputters intermittently all the way through. Any ideas what this could be? thanks in advance!
     
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    OLD H2S Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter

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    Bad wires then coils. Run the engine at night with the hood up and look for arcing to ground, then take a spray bottle of water and spray around and try to force sputters.
     
  3. 1996 cobra

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    I'll give this a shot and leave an update, thanks!
     
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    it could be as simple as the throttle position sensor. With a volt meter it takes 2 mins to test
     
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    update? when mine was doing something similar it was the plug wires even though they were pretty new and ford racing wires.
     
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    Ford racing wires were junk! Dont get me started!
     
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    so I learned!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. 1996 cobra

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    I changed the coil packs plugs and wires, this did the trick. I believe it was the coil packs, I ohm checked the old wires and they seemed fine. You never know how good the connection was though. Old spark plugs looked okay.