Fixing a Sluggish, Rough-Idling F-150 -

When driving your pickup, do you step on the gas and find your truck is slow to respond? Older pickups develop acceleration problems over time, but they can be fixed. Here are things to do if your pickup is sluggish.

Check the Fuel System

The engine in your pickup might not be getting a sufficient supply of gasoline and oxygen. The engine needs both for combustion to occur so that your pickup moves. Check the fuel-air separation system and, if necessary, get it replaced with FASS fuel systems.

Change the Fuel Filter

Over time, filters get clogged and the fuel filter in your pickup is no exception. A fuel filter that’s clogged won’t let fuel pass through and your engine won’t get the gasoline it needs to fire properly. Replace your fuel filter on a regular basis.

Check the Oxygen Sensor

The oxygen sensor in your pickup regulates the amount of fuel your engine takes in. If it’s not working properly your engine won’t operate correctly and your acceleration will be sluggish, so check the oxygen sensor in your pickup.

Get a Tune-Up

The spark plugs in your pickup will need to be changed from time to time to ensure the pistons are firing properly. Spark plugs that are worn out won’t produce the proper spark and your engine won’t work as it should. Give your pickup a tune-up and make sure the spark plug wires are checked at the same time.

Check the Exhaust System

Your exhaust system can get clogged making it difficult for gases to be released when the pistons in your engine fire. They build up and then hinder the engine’s ability to make power. This can be dangerous as your exhaust system will get hot and even cause fire, so make sure to check your pickup’s exhaust system.