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Low power when stepping on the gas.

My son is driving my mom's 95 Geo Prism.  As he was driving yesterday, suddenly the engine got very loud and he could only get miminal power or pickup when stepping on the gas.  Any ideas before we bring it in?  He can drive it, gingerly,  but we think he shouldn't.

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    where is the clutch slave cylinder? i want to check the fluid

  • branch3232 Mar 04, 2009

    1995 geo prism engine just started getting loud. it's losing power and sputtering. when i give it gas it get minimal power. and is moving slow. feels like it want s to cut off when it idles.

  • sullivanl70 May 11, 2010

    it is possible that the car has jumped time you should not drive the car as you can damage the valve train

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As the other poster stated, Your car has likely jumped timing. This can lead to serious engine damage. Have the car towed to a mechanic and looked at. The increase in noise further reinforces the fact that the timing belt has slipped a tooth.

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Start it up at night and see if the plug wires are sparking on the frame that would cause that preety sure that the plug wires are getting worn out

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