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Guest Message by DevFuse

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car wont pass 2800rpms

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#1 Guest_Subestyle18_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 08:52 PM

i have a 87 spfi ea82 wagon with a 3 speed auto. On the way home from work today the car wouldn't go past 2800 rpms. this morning it freely reved to 5000 or so. It did not matter the gear. Even in neutral it wouldn't pass 2800 rpms. I am stumped of the cause of this if any one could help me i would be great. It makes really slow going when you cant go over 50mph.

#2 Guest_ShawnW_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 09:16 PM

Is the car really sluggish ?

check engine lights of any kind on or gauges pointed toward HOT, etc?

Plugged Catalyst? Does the exhaust pressure/volume seem normal, smelly, etc?

#3 Guest_bbbs53_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 09:45 PM

Hi, for one reason or another, clogged cat or other wise, it sounds like the computer is in limp mode. It could be a bad o2 sensor or a host of other things. Do the ecu code check and it should indicate the problem, Bradd

#4 Guest_rXSNRG_*

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Posted 06 August 2003 - 09:34 AM

The '90 Loyale, SPFI I got from Calebz does the same thing. I haven't looked at it yet but also would like to find a solution.

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Posted 06 August 2003 - 09:45 AM

Mark, In retrospect, that was probably due to operator error in the instailation of the timing belts..<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o">

#6 Guest_Subestyle18_*

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 02:37 PM

i replaced the fuel filter, which was long over due, propbaly close to 100k miles and now the car runs fine. thanks for the help though.:rolleyes:

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