Okay, you would probably have to confirm with the specific service manual, but I believe the fuel pressure on this car is supposed to be between 41 and 47 psi.
If you get 39-40, it may not be enough when the engine is under higher load.
If you replaced the fuel pump, filter, pressure regulator, I would then check the voltage at the fuel pump and make sure the fuel lines are not obstructed, or the fuel pump inlet sock is not clogged. Low voltage would indicate something wrong in the wiring, like high resistance.
Here is a little test you can do to help you determine if your pump is pumping enough fuel in the system:
With engine idling, pinch shut the return line. You should read about twice as much fuel pressure than usual.
If the pressure doesn't go up with return line shut, that would mean your pump cannot deliver enough fuel at higher speed. Check for possible causes mentioned above.
In case I'm wrong with the fuel pressure, here are a few more possibilities:
-I forgot to ask, but have you looked for codes?
-Check your EGR valve.
-How is your air filter? If it's badly clogged, it could be your problem.
-I know you said you replaced some vacuum lines, but have you replaced the vacuum lines going to the MAP sensor? Sometime they can collapse under vacuum which messes up the MAP sensor inputs to the PCM. Even if they " look' good, they may need to be replaced if you haven't done it yet.
-Have you checked your spark plugs and wires? You need a strong spark to run the engine smoothly under high load.
-If all of the above are OK, you may want to have your pcm tested.
Monday, September 29th, 2008 AT 3:21 PM