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Acting like it is running out of gas

My festiva acts like it is not getting enough gas or running out of gas. (it has a full tank) lots of lugging. it does a bit better if you can manage to get it in to third or fourth gear. then it seems to run normal. i just replaced the fuel filter three weeks ago and it ran fine. now it is back to its old shenanigans.

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  • stalling Dec 22, 2008

    Hi I just bought a carburated 88 festiva. the car only has 88000 miles and was pampered. the car made it with no problems home 700 miles other than that the idle was slightly high. the next day the car started funny jumping up and down in rpm. the celinoid or so is clicking. i tried unplugging it does not fix anything. the car stalls now in cold or warm condition. the fuelgauge is on e after 70 miles but gas is in the car. i have added additive to the fuel (cleaner and water dryer). the cat seems hot but not glowing. the fuelfilter is clean. the airfilter is clean no oil. what could be my problem? Thanks

  • jerry h Mar 08, 2009

    hi my festiva starts and takes off fine but when it gets up to about 25mph it starts to lag like its not geting gas but i just cleend the injekters and i have no idea wat is worg i went over the engen mean time and i just can figer it out



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Have you tried to use an additive to your gas that cleans the injectors and carburetor? "Berrymans" fuel cleaner is the best out there.

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