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I'm needing some advice, today while driving home from work my t-bird started misfiring like crazy, the CEL started flashing and it just started running horribly. I just cleaned my MAF sensor about a month ago, took the sensor completely out and cleaned the little wires and so forth. My car ran great after that. I also changed my spark plugs around the same time that I cleaned the sensor. I haven't driven it anywhere since I got it home. I don't want to risk doing any damage to it by driving it. I did test the spark plug wires, I took each one off one at a time and started the engine, there really wasn't a difference in the way that it ran for any particular one. I also cleaned the battery terminals really well to make sure there wasn't any buildup on them. I have never experienced this before with any of my t-birds. Before when the check engine light came on it way either running rich or lean in banks one and two, but I haven't had a CEL on since I cleaned the MAF sensor, I thought that I fixed the problem when I cleaned that, so I am a bit lost as to what the problem may be, I'm thinking an O2 sensor, but not sure any ideas? I am going to read the codes tomorrow.
 

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How old are the wires? how many miles is on the bird? Was there any moisture on the boot or down in the spark plug hole?

Is there enough gas? When was the last time the fuel filter was changed? Could be so many things!

Get the codes pulled (autozone or somewhere) and let us know what they are. More than likely it is a random misfire code.
 

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once you get the maf cleaned did you reset the ecu? if not just reset the ecu and it should be fine. if you did reset the ecu then try Tony's suggested method.

to reset ecu, look at the fuse box in the engine bay, pull out fuse #15 and then crank the car. the engine will turn over but will not start. crank it for 2 second each time and do it for 2 times. then put the fuse back and the ecu is being reset.
 

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thanks for all of the advice, I did a little more troubleshooting today and figured out that it was the coil pack after all, I replaced it and everythings back to normal. Thanks again!
 
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