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2000 Mercury Sable LS

I have a 2000 Mercury Sable LS that will not go over 20 mph. I have changed the fuel filter. It idles fine until you step on the peddle to go. Anybody have a clue what might be wrong with this

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  • stromdahl336 May 27, 2009

    could the fuel pump be failing

  • stromdahl336 May 27, 2009

    Is their a way to test to see if it's bad

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    You can test your fuel pressure, but your symptoms say your catalytic converter is clogged and needs to be replaced.

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    A clogged catalytic converter.

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Probably need a fuel pump

Posted on May 27, 2009

  • arquetteg
    arquetteg May 27, 2009

    If the cars engine wants to run hot- it would in fact be the Catalytic converter. If not- I would go for the pump.

  • arquetteg
    arquetteg May 27, 2009

    There is a way to check the fuel pump. There is a pressure fitting on the fuel rail to check the pressure of the fuel pump. Any decent repair shop can do this.

    This needs to be done by a qualified mechanic.



    It can be dangerous to try this yourself.

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