I have a '94 Ford Ranger, 4 cylinder, no 4 wheel drive, 5 speed manual transmission, blah blah blah. Ford. Don't laugh. I wouldn't buy a Ford car, but this pickup has done very very well for me. I'm the only owner. It currently sits at 93,500 miles, but it's in such great shape that you wouldn't know it. I've treated my truck good, (annual tuneups, 3 month oil changes, always check fluid levels, tire tread, replaced timing belt at 60K, 1 year old battery, etc.), and it's always treated me well. 4 months ago it started stuttering. Usually in 3rd and 4th gear. The car would just - skip. Sutter like a teenager in a cheap motel room on prom night. My father said clutch. I didn't think so. I took it to a transmission place, and the guy drove it and said, "Tranny's fine, clutch is too. Take it to a mechanic." I took it to a mechanic, and after looking at it for 2 hours, he said my spark plug wires, (which were the originals, car had about 90K at that time), we old and ready to go. He replaced my spark plug wires, (the car incidentally has 8 spark plugs), and sent me on my merry way for $120 for everything. The car drove fine. Two or three weeks ago it starts stuttering again. Not as much, not as often, but it does it. What's the deal?