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Hesitation on acceleration at times after being warmed

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Hesitation on acceleration at...

Hesitation on acceleration at times after being warmed up,acts like water in the gas or a clogged gas filter

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

Starts fine, but after a few minutes of running, it pings on a hard load. After a few minutes, the pinging goes away, but then the hesitation is there. Like it's running too lean maybe

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2008 Taurus x

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

I would try, and did try using dry gas in the tank to get the water out, but that didn't work. There isn't any filter on this car, so can't change it. Are there problems with the throttle body or the fuel pump in this car?

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

No. Didn't have this problem until recently.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago
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Current miles and all repairs done in the past 75k miles?

Any warning lights on?

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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

Hello, Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
The car has 145000 miles on it, with no service lights on. But, P0420 just came on in the last few days also. So, maybe it's running too lean at times. Fuel pressure check required next?
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

Can you list all the past repairs done in the previous 75K miles?

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