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Lack of acceleration

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#1 sporta


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Posted 14 May 2004 - 12:52 PM

Hello all

Been a while since i have been on these boards, but now i need a question answered. I have a 88 DL fwd EA82 that has about 195k on the motor and it will not get out of its own way from a stop sign/light. when you press on the gas there is a massive amount of hesitation.....almost like it is starving for fuel...if you sorta pump the accelerator, it will start off slow and then pick up.....ok here is the question:

Could the above symptons be a sign of poor fuel pressure? meaning failing or bad pump ? or is it an injector problem ? or filter someplace in the system?

:-\ any ideas where to start ?



#2 Sweet82


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Posted 14 May 2004 - 01:02 PM

My GL never did accelerate? :confused:

Even when it was running good!:lol:

I'd give it a basic tuneup and see what happens.
For my old hatch a Cap and wires fixed everything evertime.
When was the last time the filters were replaced?

For what it's worth,
82 SubaruHummer, never did accelerate!
01 Forester, just plain fast!

#3 sporta


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Posted 14 May 2004 - 01:11 PM


I deffinately know that my DL will never be a power house, but, when you floor it to get going ther is a delay b4 moving will check the main filter for replacement date tune up was bout 9 months ago with cap wires and roter...



#4 BlueTrain


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Posted 14 May 2004 - 01:35 PM

well, i had a plugged cat on a pickup that did the same thing..but could be fuel, vacuum leak, fouled plugs, etc.. good luck..

#5 sparkster58


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Posted 14 May 2004 - 09:06 PM

i have a 2bbl in my DL ...got it cleaned up and she does allright...its a crap shoot

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Posted 15 May 2004 - 11:54 AM

Yup, I'd vote 4 fuel filter/carby.

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