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1995 Ford F150 Acceleration Issues

I am having acceleration problems. My truck seems to not be accelerating properly when from 0 - 35, it just seems sluggish. From 40+ if will sometimes shake if I'm not giving it enough gas and going up hill is becoming more and more difficult.

This is a 1995 Ford F150 4.9 liter extended cab.

Any suggestions on what this might be would be helpful.

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  • Russell Colwell Nov 05, 2008

    I guess it is possible but not likely. When the problem first started I had a tune up done. The problem has persisted to get worse since, although it did get a little better right afterward but was still not . Which is why I say possible.

  • Russell Colwell Nov 05, 2008

    I should probably been more clear. The problem existed before the tune-up. I had the tune up to try and fix the problem but it persisted. I'll check the plugs when I get home but to be honest I don't feel like this is the issue.

  • Russell Colwell Nov 05, 2008

    Ummmmmm fuel filter.

    I have not. I have 160K+ miles is it time?


  • Russell Colwell Nov 05, 2008

    Thanks For the Help!

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Do you think it has a missfiring plug? you say it shakes that is why I ask.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    BMW 325i seems to drive sluggish and not as powerful also seems to be some shaking on gear stick when accelerating just a overall sluggish and shaky

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    shakes and back fires when giving gas to speed up

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I THINK THEY MAY HAVE DAMAGED THE PLUG WIRE BOOTS, TAKE A LOOK AT THEM AND SEE IF THE RUBBER BOOTS ARE TORN OR DAMAGED, CHEAP TUNE-UP SHOPS ARE FAMOUS FOR CAUSING THIS KIND OF DAMAGE, THERE IS A SPECIAL TOOL TO REMOVE THE WIRES WHICH GET STUCK TO THE PLUGS, MANY YOUNG KIDS DO THE WORK BUT DON'T EVEN KNOW THE TOOL EXISTS.

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    yadayada Nov 05, 2008

    when is the last time you replaced the fuel filter?

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    yadayada Nov 05, 2008

    supposed to be done every 30,000 by the book, I think 60,000 is ok, change the filter, you will most likely need a little special tool to release the fuel line internal spring clips, the parts store will have them.

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