Got gas and within 2 blocks of station the car started missing. i have put in a bottle of fuel helper in the gas for the last 2 times i got gas. the car now misses and dies when i slow down or stop at red lights. i'm thinking about changing the fuel filter. how many are there , where are they located and how do i change them. from what i have read so far there is one filter in the gas line in front of the gas tank on the undercarriage under the back passenger seat. any other advice would be appreciated. thank you, louise
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You only need three things to start an engine. 1) Clean Fuel / Air 2) Compression 3) Spark
One of these is not working correctly. The fuel pressure is good, but the fuel line, fuel filter, injectors, or carb may be dirty or clogged. If the gas has been sitting for a long time, or could have water in it, there is potential for the gas to be gummed up, and it wont ignite. Start with clean, new gas, line, filter, and if it still wont start, move on to the #2, #3 items from the list above. Move through the troubleshooting systematically. Remember, you only need 3 things to get it to run!
it is dirt trapped by the filter and yes it is normal, work for a Ford dealer see this all the time, would suggest you change gas stations or bring it to there attention that thier fuel is dirty. Make sure you change the filter at least every 30,000 miles, use a Motorcraft factory filter, they are by far the longest lasting and best at filtering.
Probably a bad tank of gas. Go to your local parts store and buy a bottle or two of Heet. It's in a yellow bottle. Then drive to the nearest Chevron or Shell gas station and top off the tank after dumping the Heet in. If the problem persists then change out your fuel filter.
1)new spark plugs properly gapped.
2)new air filter (check every 35000 miles)
3)new fuel filter (every 35000 miles)
4)1 bottle of STP fuel treatment (red bottle) 4x a year.
5) oil and filter change (castrol or another good quality oil every 3-4000 miles.
6)proper air pressure in tires (check every 2 months
7) service transmission every 40000 miles or less.
New oil and filter
8) new plug wires every 80000 miles.
If the fuel gauge drops off when you are driving then its a sending unit problem that means you have to drop the tank and replace the float and sending unit. This is a common problem for alot of cars because of cheap gas. If you have to drop the tank check the fuel pump canster for dirt because of cheap gas. Replace the fuel pump strainer and fuel pump filter. If the car or truck has about 100,000 miles you might want to change the fuel pump at that time also just to cover your back. If you take it to a shop they will charge you at least $900 to start. But if you do it yourself it will cost you about $200 dollars maybe alittle more.