See my profile, Imma CJ Guy.I do not know your rig well, My Pap has '86 T-Bird, has had 1 engine rebuild, bought it new. Over 1/2 Million Miles, Still holding its own.
I have done most of maintenence and repairs after departing the Army and I moved back from Arkansas, in 1993. All of my close relatives and friends too!
This same situation you are having, also happened to him, around the time I moved back. Remember T-Bird w/ 3.8 V-6 Throttle body injection.
Seems It had NEVER had the FUEL FILTER CHANGED.
It was really nasty, when I cut it open to inspect it.
Had to really be starving at 70 MPH, on ocassion, on the Highway, it was OK at lower speeds, Pap drives Sensibly and usually around our Town, 50 MPH or less.
This was "OUR FIX"
Near Rear Wheel, on or near the frame rail (Your Location Unknown. Or even if you have one) About the size of a soup can. With your replacment on hand, you will know what to search for.
A Chilton or Haynes Manual would assist you greatly, for location and Schedule to change such Items! And Lots More Good Info. The troubleshooting sections, are very helpful (in case this is not your fix) About $30 at Major Auto Parts Stores. Always keep it in your rig, for "Stranded" Situations.
On Pap's, 2 Plastic "Cotter Pin Like" Forks retain each end, it is sealed by "O" Rings. Sorta pulls loose with retainers out. Watch for MINOR GAS SPRAYAGE. PROTECT YOUR EYES. Maybe cover the filter with a RAG before separating from the line.
Reply below W/ GOOD NEWS!
Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 9:44 PM