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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.

A: Hi there. With the conditions that your ve...

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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