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1994 explorer v6 starts fine ,takes off fine if I give it lite pedal. Falls on it's face when trying to give it more gas?

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  • sgp9 Jul 16, 2009

    I'll change the fuel filter first and check the fuel pressure.
    The trans was replaced with a rebuild a couple years ago but I guess that dont mean there could'nt be a problem with the converter.

    The check engine light is on but has been on for awhile :(.

  • sgp9 Jul 16, 2009

    I'll change the fuel filter and check fuel pressure.
    The trans was changed with a rebuild a couple years ago but I guess that don't mean the cant be a problem with the converter.
    The engine lite is on but has been for awhile. :(



    thnx

  • sgp9 Jul 16, 2009

    Goen to autozone now. Will get tested.
    The cat was drilled out by sombody..dont know who ;) so it should'nt be that...

  • sgp9 Jul 16, 2009

    No codes..... I gotta find some place that will test it beings it's a94.. autozone wont or cant test below a 96.
    I did change the fuel filter and added some injector cleaner.
    Seems to be running much better. I can actually accelerate now.
    Gonna have to check around other places to get tested...

    thnx

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It looks to be throttle position sensor.. is your check engine on?

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  • lnik888 Jul 16, 2009

    check to see trouble codes that your light is on, at least you will know what the computer tells you what's wrong, then you can go from that..

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Try replaceing the fuel filter, after that if it still does it then rent a fuel test kit from autozone or Schucks and test fuel pressuer, it should pump to 50 psi and hold for 30 seconds, if it does then the fuel sock in the tank may be blocked if it is you will have to replace it, costs about $10.00 dollars. You did not mention if the check engine light came on or not so you would have to test the cat to make sure it's not plugged then if it's ok you need to check the mas air flow sensor, to do this unplug the vachum line from it and it it runs bad and dies it means it is ok. If it does not change it's bad. That is the order in which to check them in. There is a knock sensor as well but doubt it would cause it to do what your saying. If you need more help post here for more ways to troubleshoot other devices that may cause it. You could have a tork converter lockup clutch going out as well. Check your oil to see if it's brwon and smells like onions, if it is then you need to replace the fluid and filter, and I mean all the fluid 18 quarts of oil.

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  • Bruce Hathcock Jul 16, 2009

    If the check engine light is on then you have a problem, if the fuel filter does not work get the car tested at autozone or schucks and get the codes and post them here, With the light on if it gives a bad 02 sensor then it is going to be a plugged cat most likely and since yo had the tranny rebuilt it should be ok. Let me know when you get the codes pulled so Ican tell you what to check,

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