I have a 1995 Ford Thunderbird - it has 82k miles.
3.8L - 6 cylinder
I recently started to experience a lack of power when I try to
accelerate from stop (for instance when I hit the gas at a stop light,
the car seems to lack accelerating power).
I purchased an inexpensive Engine Code reader and it gives me the code
for Lean Fuel Mixture. (That was the only fault it gave. Tested it a
I checked the spark plugs - they all have a chalky white appearance.
Would this confirm lean fuel mixture?
I have since replaced the Spark Plugs, distributor cap and distributor
The Fuel Filter was replaced 3 years ago. Do you think I should
replace that also.
First does this sound like a a Lean Fuel mixture problem from what I
Suspecting it is a Lean Fuel mixture (the engine code reader said it
is so I only assume that's true) - Anyhow if it is a lean fuel mixture
can I manually adjust the air/fuel mixture? I recall that it used to
be possible on old cars to do so, but I do not know how to do so on
Fuel Injected engines?
Any other advice on what to test, check, or replace?
I appreciate any help and advice, I literally have no one to ask for
help in this matter.
Thanks alot in advance.
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