What would cause my car to not accelerate when I give it gas

Asked by Nov 30, 2015 at 11:01 PM about the 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've done an oil change, changed the mass
air flow intake, and put seafoam in my gas
tank

4 Answers

22,685

why put stuff in the gas tank? anyway, if you want to keep spendin' money, just keep guessin' at any point you could just take it to a mechanic-

19,310

Could be a host of things. Clogged fuel line, clogged fuel filter, fuel pump going out, restricted air filter, etc. That is the simple stuff which cost nothing to check. You can also clean the throttle body. Stop throwing parts at the problem until you find the problem. Has the car been tuned since 2002?

1,575

if when you accelerate and it has a muffled sound, and has a "constipated" feel you have plugged converters.

6,575

Is the check engine light on?

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