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Sluggish accelleration '97 Prizm with '98 1.8L and manual tranny. has sluggish acceleration, the harder I step on the gas the slower it accelerates.

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If the check engine light is on, it could be one of several different sensors.
Otherwise, I would want to know what base fuel pressure is to start with. And has the fuel filter been replaced in the past couple of years ?

Posted on Apr 29, 2013

  • Andra Nov 09, 2014

    I think it is a fuel filter or an EPC sensor.

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SOURCE: 1993 geo prizm started runnig

Hello Rick
You are probably on the right track with what you have already done.
You may have to go a little bit more.
A distributor cap and ignition wires should be replaced as well.
Possibly an ignition coil too.
When at idle your engine isn't working too hard and the air fuel mixture is easy to ignite.
When under load the spark requirement rises and it needs more energy in order to jump the gap at the spark plug.
If your ignition wires, distributor cap or coil has a weak point the spark will jump off there rather than the spark plug.
Also if you have recent dampness or rain the water acts like a conductor and makes it even easier to jump at a weak point.

If your ignition system proves to be OK there may be a weak fuel injector. Although fuel injector issues are somewhat rare your Geo has more than the average problems in this area.
These can be difficult to diagnose and rather pricey if my memory serves me.
It may be in your best interest to have a pro look into that if need be.

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SOURCE: 96 prizm stalling at

Sounds like your Idle Air Control valve is bad. The IAC valve controls the engine idle speed. The valve is located on the side of the throttle body. This valve allows the necessary amount of air, as determined by the (PCM) and controlled by a duty cycle signal, to bypass the throttle plate in order to maintain the proper idle speed. Good luck!

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