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Old 05-13-2008
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Icon4 95 2.3L Suddenly runs BAD! HELP! Idles rough, no power.

1995 2.3L 200,000+ miles. All of a sudden it runs very rough. When idleing ithe engine shakes like a hot rod. When starting out in 1st, it feels like it is going to die. When on the highway, the top speed is about 62mph. I changed the plugs and wires last night, but no improvement. I also put synethic fuel system cleaner in tank with no improvement. Also, there are no codes on the dash. I tested the ignition coils.
MAF, CAT-CON, injector, ?????
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Old 05-14-2008
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when was the last time the fuel filter was changed out?
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Old 05-14-2008
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How old is the timing belt ?
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Old 05-14-2008
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Humm.. clogged cat?.. the top speed problem sounds like it is overheating, shaking engine and wanting to die at low rpms... low fuel pressure perhaps.. try checking out your fuel filter and/or pump on that issue.
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Old 05-15-2008
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I had the same problem and it was my fuel filter. You could also check your ic motor.
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Old 05-20-2008
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check compreson in all cylinders.
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Old 06-06-2008
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Mine was doing a similar thing. Changing plugs and wires helped a little. It only does the shaking and no power from a stop ordeal when I have the ac on now.
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Old 07-25-2008
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replace the mas air flow sensor it fixed my 96 and i tried everything else first
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