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It keeps bogging out and feels like it not gitting enough gas

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    Ninja_Rick May 11, 2010

    dirty fuel filter??

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HI. The first area of concern will be the fuel filter. If this component is clogged or restricted, it will not allow for proper passage of the needed fuel to the injector assembly. I would recommend to replace the fuel filter asap, if not done so already. Next area of concern will be the Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve and corresponding hoses. Make sure that the hoses are not collapsed, and there is nothing blocking the valve, itself. Replace the valve if faults are present ,or if the valve seems to be stuck in one position. Another area of concern will be the actual air filter. A dirty air filter will cause acceleration issues, as well. This is an easy inspection and can be done, visibly. Simply remove the air filter from its housing and, visibly, check the paper based filter for contaminants. Replace the filter if needed.

Now, if all is well with the above areas, move on to the injector assembly. one or more of the injector(s) may be clogged or damaged. In this case, proper inspection of all corresponding injectors will need to be administered. Replace any injector that is not pulsating correctly, or not spraying at an optimal level. Also, check the connections at the injectors for proper fit. re-seat, if needed.

  • NOTE_ if the check engine light flashes, or if it is, indeed, illuminated, this will indicate that a possible sensor(MAF/MAP) may be out of order. I would recommend to have the engine CPU scan for the proper DTC codes, asap. Post them here for further analysis, if possible.

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