Something wrong with acceleration?

Asked by Jul 31, 2014 at 09:25 PM about the 1992 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a '92 Ford F150 XLT supercab that ran nearly perfectly when I bought it (for very
cheap.) My dad figured the fuel filter needed replacing (Why? no idea) so we did that and
the front fuel tank leaked so we replaced it with a new one. We also changed the oil,
greased the front and a couple of other things; I don't recall specifics. When I got it, it ran
well. It idled fine, it accelerated perfectly, the brakes were fine. It did take a while to start
but I expected that in the middle of winter in Minnesota (especially this year!) After my dad
and I worked on it, the brakes lights are on (though there doesn't seem to be a noticeable
problem), it doesn't accelerate well, and it seems to take longer to start than it should. It
sounds fine idling. Also, I have not noticed any leakage of any kind from anywhere. (I'm
new to any kind of vehicle maintenance but please don't hold back! I'm a quick learner.)

3 Answers

61,295

I think you may need to check your distributor,it will give you hard cold start,s and slow accelaration.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Things like telling me where to start with what *could* be wrong, youtube videos, all may help because I don't know any car people that won't demand money for advice :)

61,295

Check rotor button in distributor,and check cap for crack,s and corrsion on contact,s inside of it.You tube has alot of video,s,do a search on this.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Truck Hesitates when accelerating 16 answers

    I can be driving down the road and my truck rides fine. I'll be going 30mph and step on the gas and it kinda hesitates, it will rev real quick then actually accelerate. I guess it is thinking about ...

    2006 Ford F-150 FX4 SuperCrew Styleside 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 04 f150 shaking when accelerating

    I have an 04 f150 with the 5.4 it's shaking when accelerating but does NOT do it all the time..sometimes it runs perfect. It is saying misfire on 1 or 2 cylinders and something about system to lean...

    2004 Ford F-150 FX4 SuperCrew 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • something is taping my oil dip stick sleave 4 answers

    took apart motor to put in new lifters and push rods. finally got it running real smooth with good acceleration , no stuttering or loss of power. But, now I have a tapping sound which is something h...

    1994 Ford F-150 XL Stepside SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Check engine light comes on when accelerating 14 answers

    In my 90 f150 when I accelerate the check engine light comes on. when I ease off the acc. the light turns off. any Ideas?

    1990 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Over accelerated 4 answers

    I don't know much about cars or names of parts but I hope someone can help me either way, I'll try to explain myself a bit. The car was over-accelerated, so I tried the first thing that I knew whi...

    1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 211,555 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 6,930
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,180
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
937 Great Deals out of 62,257 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford Mustang
362 Great Deals out of 44,353 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-250
512 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Explorer
935 Great Deals out of 73,729 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Ranger
203 Great Deals out of 6,718 listings starting at $1,450
Used Jeep Wrangler
393 Great Deals out of 19,082 listings starting at $3,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 103,478 listings starting at $18,199
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
154 Great Deals out of 41,651 listings starting at $16,995
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
197 Great Deals out of 7,255 listings starting at $17,480
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
433 Great Deals out of 11,727 listings starting at $10,700