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Why is my forklift become sluggish? Press pedal to the floor

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Why is my forklift become sluggish? Press pedal to the floor and it doesn't want to move and acts like it's running out of fuel
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Heavy Equipment
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

Have you checked the fuel filter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. Aeems to work good till it warms up
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

What is the model number of this sellick?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Let me get back to u on that. I'm not sure. Its older 3 WHEEL all hydraulic drive truck mount. Has 4 forks so I believe it came from a concrete block delivery truck
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

Ok I will look and see if I have a manual you might want to check your fuel shutoff solenoid sounds like when it warms up its not holding the rack in the injection pump all the way

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
TMF 553. IS THE MODEL NUMBER OF MY FORKLIFT
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

What kind of engine does it have?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
3 cylinder diesel
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

I would start with the fuel filter inspect it and inspect the fuel filter housing for cracks may be sucking air after engine is warmed up

Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

Any update today?