Agree with what MK says on the mass flow sensor, however having a 1991 2.3L (in a Ranger) I've found the fuel filter will clog and starve the engine. The ethanol in today's fuels frees up lots of deposits and debris accumulated over the years. When first introduced on the supply side, debris appearing like small pieces cellophane were initially freed. For the cost, it's a cheap thing to try, and good maintenance anyway. I change mine every other oil change.
I also use NAPA Gold, as cheaper filters have glued-together (vs. spring compressed) internals that can separate. You don't want filter failure resulting in debris making it to the injectors.
Best wishes on your 2.3