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Old 11-05-2008
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i have a 94 2.3L, my pickup in this truck is a lot worse than it really should be, i am thinking i have a bad coil pack or the distributor cap has gone bad. Any help would be very appreciated
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Old 11-06-2008
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Any codes?
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Old 11-06-2008
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How many miles on it? Tune up ?? Its only a small 4 banger but if it seems worse just check the plugs and stuff, do a tune up if you haven't. Truck is 14 years old.
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Old 11-07-2008
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it has 153,000 miles, the plugs and wires are only a year old, and i know it doesnt have a lor of power already but its a lot worse than it should be, and im not sure about the codes
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could be alot, can you explain what not alot of power is? Like wanting to stall on take offs or just a dog when crusing around, stuff like that.
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fuel filter? pump? cat conveter? etc...
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i just replaced the fuel filter and i know the cat is fine cuz i cut it and looked through it and could see light. by no power i mean like when i hit the gas it takes forever to get up 2 speed and it seems like im always half throtteling it but im really flooring it. i have tried to take off slowly but it doesnt make a difference
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First go to Autozone tell them you have an OBD-I truck and need the codes pulled. They will do it for free if they have the equipment. After that fix whatever codes are there and see if that helps. If not, do the throttle cable mod. Replace the dist. cap and plugs. Sea foam the intake manifold, fuel, and oil. (1/3 of the can in each) and throw a tank of 89/92 into it.
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Ive heard bad things about that throttle cable mod... Like it can snap your cable or stretch it, to the point it eventually snaps.
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nah....all it is is a few plastic zip ties. The plastic will break before braided steel line.
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Old 11-11-2008
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i had the same problem at one time check you Mass Air Flow Sensor make sure its not dirty or anything in the little hole where the sensor is also check your fuel pressure theres a laundry list of thing it could be and the throttle cable mod broke my throttle cable bracket in two so i would not suggest that
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are any of those things going to cost a lot, cuz im just trying to have it stay running till i can save up for another truck... and i think the tranny is going out, so i dont want to drop a lot of money into it if the tranny is just gonna drop... not replacing that, cost way more than the truck
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tcc is free... sea foam is pretty cheap better gas is well... better gas maf sensors cheap
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