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Old 08-25-2007
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03 2.3 Sluggish in rain

Just what it says for some reason when it rains it seems sluggish does anyone have any thoughts on this it has 70K on it thanks
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It has the 2.3.

Could just be more resistance, other than that i couldn't tell you.
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Old 08-26-2007
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ummm, could it be spinning the tires? also there is the added rolling resistance on the tires. Tires that are worn down a lot or have no rain treads or siping have a lot more resistance on them when there is any amount of water on the road.
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Old 08-27-2007
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Spray your plug wires with water from a spray bottle, at night, with the engine running.

Look for arcing while you spray and VARY THE RPMS. If you see any, replace the plug wires.
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