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1990 Jackaroo has a fuel problem that has me stumped, while driving and you accelerate even a little bit and the motor almosts chokes and loses all power, but while idling it will rev up well and idles nicely! I have checked points, plugs and fuel filters but i'm worried it could be injectors and not sure how to go about checking them!

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1990 Jackaroo has a fuel problemThis is usually due to fuel starvation.

  1. Replace the fuel filter.
  2. You can check if the fuel pump is working when you disconnect the filter hose.
  3. Place something under the filter and the disconnected hose and get somebody to turn the ignition switch to the on position
  4. The fuel should be pumped through the hose that is connected to the back of the car.
  5. If the front hose is disconnected the fuel flow will be minimal or none at all.
  6. When you put the new filter in make sure the flow arrow is pointing the same way as the old filter was.
  7. If no arrow is visible connect the (Front is " < " this part of the arrow) and (Back is Shaft / Straight part of the arrow)
  8. The Front of the filter should be pointed to the front of the car
  9. the Back of the filter should be connected to the hose that is connected to the fuel tank.
If there is no petrol being pumped out when the filter is disconnected, this usually means that the fuel pump is not working and needs to be replaced.

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Sounds like a bad MAP sensor. Check the vacuum hose to it. check the bottom side of air intake tube to engine between the air flow meter and engine for hole burned in to it. Could also be a bad TPS

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