I HAVE A 2001 COUGAR THAT RUNS GREAT UNTILL IT HITS 4000 RPM THEN IT ACTS LIKE IT IS STARVING FOR GAS AND IF I PUSH ON GAS AT APPX 4200 IT STOPS RUNNING I AM ON A LIMITTER INCOME HAD 3 HEART ATTACKS

Asked by Jul 21, 2017 at 05:00 PM about the 2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

MY 2001 COUGAR SHUTS DOWN WHEN IT HITS APPX 4100 RPM IT
STARTS RUNNING ROUGH AT 4000 AND SEEMS  GAS STARVED  I AM 65
ON A LIMITED INCOME HAD A FEW HEART ATTACKS SO ANY HELP
WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED

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I would start by replacing the fuel filter. How long since you tuned the car up?

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