My 94 has the coil packs together on the motor. Mine was acting up missing real bad a few months ago, had to remove the MAF sensor and clean it with carb cleaner, took 2 minutes to fix. Also have you checked it for codes?
hopefully you don't need a new MAF. Those things aren't cheap. I put one in my wifes old for five hudnred and it was 100 bucks. i tried cleaning it first and it worked for one day and then her car wouldn't start.
Dont use carb cleaner on the MAF, it's not good for it. They sell MAF cleaner. Try that it actually helps. Comes in a gray can, can get it at like advanced auto. Usually helps. Do you have anything done to the truck? I know I put an intake on my 97 4.0 (last year for the OHV, same as yours) and it made it run kind of like you're saying, except it never really took off. Also check for vacuum leaks.
Another thought that just popped into my head. I had an EGR valve fail on my truck. I'd pull up to a stop sign and it would buck and hesitate, but never died, then as soon as I got on the gas again, it'd take right off like nothing was wrong. Is it throwing any codes?
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