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2004 lincoln aviator having some sluggish issues

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2004 lincoln aviator having...

2004 lincoln aviator having some sluggish issues occasionally wondering if its a clogged / dirty fuel filter

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Starts fine and only had it a couple of weeks so no major change in that time

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Aviator yourself? What have you tried so far?

Had the catalatic converter (1) changed because it gave error codes (we have emissions here) but nothing else

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Nope thats it

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Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago
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Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

Is the check engine light on or does it ever come on?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it was but they cleared the computer after replacing the converter
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

How long ago was converter replaced?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
yesterday
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

Does vehicle run rough or just not have the power it should?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
its runs great just occassionally it is sluggish to accelarate if you have stopped like a light or to make a turn
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

Do you know if the only codes that were showing up yesterday were catalytic converter related?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
there was only 1 code and it was for the converter
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

Unplug the mass airflow sensor and let me know if that helps. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok once we unplug it should we plug it back in or leave it out?
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

Leave it unplugged and take or a drive, then let me know if that seems to take care of hesitation/lack of power. Thanks .

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok i will when i get off of work. any other suggestions if that doesnt help?
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

I​f that doesn't help then I'd start with fuel filter and spark plugs. Let me know how it goes, thanks

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Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

You can also clean mass airflow sensor with cleaner from parts store specifically for the sensor.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
thank you so much.. last question where on this car will i find the fuel filter?
Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

It is at right rear above fuel tank, there is a cover that goes over it. Here is a picture. Let me know how it goes, thanks.

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Auto Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

Ever get it figured out? Please do not forget to rate answer. Thanks.

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