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

7 Answers

26,005

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-

23,830

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?

1,765

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

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7,225

Is the check engine light on?

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yes it's on from a stop no power only after 30 mph it starts going fast. help please

What if no check engine light but all same symptoms. Loses power. Especially up hills.

Will do 70mph tops. And down to 40 mph on hills in tenessee but engine rpms do not seem to be limited at 2500 rpms or whatever. But seems like not getting enough fuel.still no check engine light. Even on code reader

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