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Q: Engine runs rough sometimes and then it cuts out.

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Acellerates then it want , then it will . Cuts out .

My car has 250000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. With the conditions that your vehicle is having is that the mass air flow sensor (MAF) is probably dirty and not functioning correctly. I recommend cleaning the mass air flow sensor with electrical cleaner and then putting it back on and retesting. If the vehicle drives fine for a while and then starts to act up again, then I suggest replacing the MAF sensor. If you need further assistance with your engine having an intermittent surge while driving, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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