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1989 Subaru GL Wagon Acceleration Issues

acceleration tune up

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#1 c5h5nino



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:38 AM

Good morning all,


I just purchased a 1989 Subaru GL wagon.  I have been having some problems accelerating.  Sometimes while driving I step on the throttle and the engine seems to bog down.  it is similar to when you are in too high of a gear and try to accelerate hard.  The difference is when I step on the throttle the car actually goes slower and slower instead of faster.  When this first happened I pulled over turned the car off.  I started it back up, and it ran fine for awhile.  The same problem has come back randomly.  Any help on this would be great!





#2 SmashedGlass


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:50 AM

Just off the cuff, have you done the basic, "I just bought a car and I don't know it's history" maintenance/tune-up items? Check the air filter (obviously) and change the fuel filter. 

#3 c5h5nino



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:35 PM



The issue causing the problem was a bad coil.  I had previously replaced all the maintenance/tune-up items which did not solve the problem.  Replacing the coil was the ticket...

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