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1989 Toyota 4Runner problem 3y engine 2000 Both i oil and CNG . After starting the car it runs fine. Change the gear very smoothly. Suddenly running problems with acceleration. There are no problems with the engine turning over. I checked wiring and vacuum systems i found by removing and reattaching my plug wire from the coil to the distributer it seemed to solve the problem. However, since then have encountered the same issue twice and thought i may have gotten moisture into the fuel line. The last two instances it was able to start and run for only a few seconds which tells me that it was not the wiring. There are no problems with the engine turning over. Am i looking at a fuel pump or am i looking at the distributor or am i looking at vacuum lines? Or do i need air in the tires? HELP. thank you!

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    same Problem .............used seafoam. no vaccum leak



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If this idles and starts fine, then fuel pump and distributor should be ok. If pump was bad, it would not likely start or run at all. If you have a distributor, then definately check your timing. That's what it sounds like is your timing is off. Do go over all your vaccum lines, that could have same result, but would probably idle fine but accelerate poorly if you had vaccum leak. If timing was off, then it would idle rough and have poor acceleration.
Do you have fuel injection or carbs? I like to use a can of "seafoam" Which removes moisture, depositsm, grime, dirt and anything elese in the fuel system that doesn't belong there.

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