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No power hessatates when taking off, on the highway , car sputters on highway. Idling, sputters and sometimes shuts off, engine hard to start afterwards. Spark plugs?

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  • mgillzhc3 Dec 28, 2008

    No power, sputters and dies frequently. Intermittent problem, sometimes runs good. OD OFF light flashes regardless of whether it is on or off. CHECK ENGINE comes on occasionally. Fuel pump has been checked, cat conv has been changed, filters have been changed, computer has been changed, have tried premium fuel, injector cleaner and tune-up. what next??
    ---------mike


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Hi There,

If your car was running good and suddently it became like this and getting then I think your car either having a carburator or fuel injection problem. If it is a carburator I sugess go to shop for carburator cleaning and check for leakage, if it is a fuel injection then replaced fuel filter and one of the fuel injection cleaning stuff in gas tank for cleaning those fuel injection......

KK

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

  • Lewis Suarez
    Lewis Suarez Nov 19, 2013

    Dear KK, thanks for the advice, I will try your suggestion & let you know how I go, cheers,

  • eli majors
    eli majors Nov 24, 2014

    Have 1996 Suzuki Sidekick. Will "bog" down under heavier load of accelerator. I've checked compression, air intake (including sensors), plugs, wires, cap and rotor all new. Timing was 2 degrees off. Fixed it. It will run fine at higher RPM's and lean out of the Bogging. Checked fuel pump, it is pre loading the motor. There also seems to be some raw fuel coming out of the tail pipe. i've almost narrowed it down to a fuel problem. Wondering if you all had any further light or wisdom to bestow..Cheers.

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