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Old 12-28-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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Stumped - loss of power, rough idle

This happened out of the blue, taking off from stationary position - limp mode?
air leak? HEEEELLPPP!!!


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Old 12-28-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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Sounds like a vacuum leak somewhere around your intake hoses. I start with their security and check for tears and or cracks. Just my two and a half cents worth...
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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Scan for codes.
How old is your fuel pump and filter, it could be fuel supply issue.
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:53 PM   #4
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Fuel pump was replaced - a year ago / year and a half ago... Can this be a result of a very badly corroded fuel tank? At some point but that was almost two yeas ago! When the petrol gauge got to 1/4 the car would die and not start with a symptom of no fuel.... Topping up the fuel would get the car going nicely again.

I'll get the codes read, but I am also suspecting air leak, the only thing that has me perplexed is how can the car be going good for almost the whole day and then only start this later in the evening without warning...
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:03 AM   #5
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Fuel pump was replaced - a year ago / year and a half ago... Can this be a result of a very badly corroded fuel tank? At some point but that was almost two yeas ago! When the petrol gauge got to 1/4 the car would die and not start with a symptom of no fuel.... Topping up the fuel would get the car going nicely again.

I'll get the codes read, but I am also suspecting air leak, the only thing that has me perplexed is how can the car be going good for almost the whole day and then only start this later in the evening without warning...
The dying at 1/4 a tank can be a sign of a bad fuel pump. After you replaced the FP did that solve this issue or does it still happen?

When was the last time the fuel filter was replaced?
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:52 PM   #6
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gents thanks for your responses... I havent had time to have a look at the car - so have parked it for now!! As soon as I start with it again I will update.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:24 PM   #7
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Ya scan the codes. maybe a bad coil, causes a very rough idle and loss of power. When my car went into limp mode I could turn off the car and restart it then it would not be in limp mode anymore. I agree on checking intake boots, mine were very bad and torn, there cheap I'd replace them anyways at your mileage. Check your vacuum lines, mine were cracked and brittle.

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thanks Willie..
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