Engine Dies on the Highway
courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man
I have a 1991 Ford Bronco with a 351W with EFI. When it's cold, it runs fine. When it's warmed up, it idles and runs fine at low speeds. Once up to highway speeds, depressing the accelerator to speed up causes it to stutter and miss. The more I press the accelerator, the more profound the stutter/miss. I replaced the oxygen sensor, that seemed to help for a day, and then not. Any suggestions?
Tom L. of Ashton, IL
Check your ignition wires. They will have more of an effect under load than at idle, especially after they have warmed up.
Bob, The Auto Answer Man
Have a car care question? Visit our automotive center and see if we've already answered it or a similar question.
More Tips & Tools to Help You
Live Better...For Less
- 6 cheap, effective home security solutions
- 5 frugal ways to expand your living space
- Top 10 DIY mistakes made by home 'handymen'
- How to hire an affordable, reliable housesitter
- Helping your adult children with housing
- 10 ways to cut the cost of cleaning
- Installing bathroom in-floor heat
- Natural homemade laundry soap recipes
- How to reduce heating bills this winter
- Find the best mortgage rates in your area
- 3 ways to use a mortgage calculator
- Mortgage calculator: Calculate your payment and more
- Home equity calculator: HELOC vs. line of credit
- Should I borrow from my home equity?
- How much can additional payments save me on my mortgage?
- Who offers the most home insurance discounts?