Mechanics

PUTT PUTT

2000 Ford Explorer

Engine Performance problem
2000 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 199500 miles

When I put the gas on while driving the car will go putt putt, like it isn't getting the gas to keep going. If I don't hit the gas the car runs great. Can you help?
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Jesbate66
December 23, 2009.



HAs the check engine light come on? If not, when was the last tune up with a fuel filter? Also, I recommend checking fuel pump pressure and checking for vacuum leaks. Here is a how to for checking fuel pressure. You will need a pressure gauge. Most parts stores will lend or rent them to you.

http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_check_fuel_pressure.htm

Let me know what you find, and if I don't hear from you within a couple days, happy holidays.

Joe