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I have a 1982 Lincoln C Town Car : it starts up kind of

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I have a 1982 Lincoln C Town Car
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Customer: it starts up kind of rough at idle will go up and down I just gave it a tune-up not too long ago and I did not have that problem but now all of a sudden my idle goes up and down while it's idling when I try to take off it acts like it's going to die
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: if I can but I don't have to crawl underneath it if I have to take it to the shop I will
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Customer: it only has 37 original miles $37,000 Channel miles I bought it set up for about 10-15 years in the garage I've been running it for about 3 weeks now and just gave it a tune-up I put synthetic oil in it since it set up so long put fuel injector cleaner in it and it and now all the sudden it started acting up after the tune up
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  HDGene replied 4 months ago.

Ok you had no problem til after the tune up. It runs ok driving down the road and just a surging idle? No vacuum Leaks? This uses a VV Feedback carbuertor correct? Did you change the fuel filter also?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Right no problems before tune up.
Yes runs a drives but it dose hesitate sometime when want to speed up and when stop at a light take off is hesitated to have to work the pedle to get it going .
No vacum leaked and it has two injectors on top of a throttle body
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
no id not change the fuel filter
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Its is electronic fule injected
Expert:  HDGene replied 4 months ago.

Ok since it was fine before doing a tune up i suspect either you might have bumped a spark plug during installation and made the gap too small or closed, or an ignition wire routing or miswired ignition wire set. Double check to make sure you used the correct rotor button in the distributor. If you get one for a 6 cylinder instead of a V8 it can do this. Try swapping out the old distributor cap if all looks ok. You could have a defective part. Make sure the ignition wires are going to the correct firing order.

Expert:  HDGene replied 4 months ago.

Hello, do you need more help or information?

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