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Engine keeps losing power like a govenor is on it, but it starts around 1800 rpm.

I was able to get the Check Engine Light off by disconnecting the battery, but it still runs the same. I have put new plugs, rotor & cap on and it did not make a difference? Although it doesn't really back fire at all, it just losses power, we put a fuel gage on & it held steady all the time around 50 psi. and the vacuum seems to do what it suppose to. I removed the throttle sensor and cleaned the end and looked at the others on the manifold and nothing stuck out, I have no idea where to go from here, any suggestion would be helpful at this point (been working on it for 2 weeks) don't have much $'s or I would have taken it down to have a Diagnostic check done on it any help would be appreciated. Thanks ! Pat

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  • patwhitegolf Nov 10, 2008

    I still need help thanks!

  • patwhitegolf Nov 16, 2008

    I will try that, will it show a code even though there is no engine check light on?

    Pat

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Take it to a parts store and most of them will run a code check for free...once you have the codes it maybe easier to determine the problem

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

  • Russell Bailey Nov 16, 2008

    it might show a stored code....its worth a shot

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