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94 probe bogs out when u push the gas hard, goes ok when you push it easy

I changed the air filter and right after I started it up (fine) Idles (fine) when I went to take off it just spuddered and wouldn't go.. finally it went, but it still bogs out someitmes when I take off.. I baught some fuel injector cleaner and some octane boost and didn't help. I just drove to the next town over to me on the highway and I'd be cruising at 70mph and it seemed like ever 5 minutes it would just bog out like I let off the gas. so I'd let off and push the gas again and it would work fine. I can't figure it out, it's driving me nuts.

when I floor it, it won't go, and when I take off it spudders.. I think it has to be something with the air b/c it never did it befor I changed teh air filter.

any ideas?

thanks any help is appreachated!


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  • theshow Oct 06, 2008

    no i haven't, how would I check it? take it off and just blow in it?

    thanks for the quick responce. I'll go check it out now

  • theshow Oct 07, 2008

    i feel stupid for asking this but can u tel me where the fuel filter is located? i can't find it.

    is there any way to check the sensors without taking it in to be hooked up at a shop?

  • theshow Oct 07, 2008

    I found the fuel filter, now just trying to take it off, not easy to get to get to at all! lol

    I'll let you know what happens.

    thanks again, you guys have been so much help. really set my mind at ease. I was thinkin a fuel injector was bad, wich I don't ahve the money to fix.

  • theshow Oct 07, 2008

    well we got ir fixed guys! thanks for all your help. I took off the fuel filter and it was fine. so I disconnected the censor thats right on the intake, says air flow on it, I don't know censors at all, I'm use to older model cars. but anyways I disconnected it and it runs fine now. better than befor i think lol, the new censor is 109 dollars, but it's running great now, will it hurt it if I drive it for a while it it unpluged? I'll get one as soon as I can come up with the bread to get one, but would like to know if I'm hurting my car by doing it.

    thanks again everyone for all your help.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    This sure as heck sounds like a clogged fuel filter, have you changed it lately??



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Its either the idle air control motor or the throttle position sensor. but check the plugs to make sure that they weren't knocked loose and are plugged in all the way. with the IAC motor it will run ok for a little while then it will bog down and only run at idle. with the TPS it can vary in symptoms but will idle high at times

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Yes, u should be able to blow through it with little effort, also look at what comes out for signs of dirt.

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    yadayada Oct 07, 2008

    That part you disconnected is called a Mass Air Flow Meter, good call, no U will not hurt it but replace it as soon as poss, it will cause some problems like slight hesitation.



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