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HELP! Ignorant not Stupid

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Hello everyone. I'm new to the site and really need some help. I'm a female who doesn't know alot about cars and I have a 97 mustang that's right at 90,000 miles and is really running poorly. I just don't have the power or performance that I used to have and I need to know what to do to make it right. I do have regular oil changes and tuneups done but before I take it to the shop I need to know what I'm talking about so I won't get taken advantage of. Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Please help me love my mustang again!! Thanks!
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The injector cleaner is a great idea for a car with higher milage. There has been some debate on here about whether switching to a synthetic at high milage is a good idea or not. Some theories are that any deposits in the engine may get loosened and wind up in bearing surfaces and cause problems. Also the detergents in the synthetic may wash away any waxy buildups around gasket sealing areas and reveal oil leaks. I personally think synthetic is still the way to go especially with a higher milage engine that needs all the help it can get from lubrication and cleaning though. And relying on waxy buildups to keep gaskets sealing properly is just a bad idea. I would also recommend a cylinder compression check. That will reveal whether your engine is losing power from cylinder wall wear and deposits on valves preventing them from closing completely.

Is the car idling properly and how is the gas milage doing also?
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