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Mid range flat spot when hard acceleration

Going into a turn and decelerate, then coming out of the turn I pin the throttle and the motor falls on its face. Acts as though it has run out of gas.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Push the accelerator, nothing happens or falls on face and dies

you might have a vacuum leak just get a can of carb cleaner the spray kind not the foam stuff and spray it around your carb and vacuum lines and see if anything changes.l

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Extreme thumping when accelerating through a turn

differential could be low on oil
wheel bearings could be going out
tires could be out of balance, likely

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Mid range flat spot. If I let off a little on the

rave celonide on the carbs is nit leting the rave open or mabe secondary drive clutch

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

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SOURCE: 1992 Lumina Backfire - I

I know you mentioned the EGR valve has been replaced, but you may have a bad 'new' part. I know the car is electronic, but has anyone checked its ignition timing (timing belt been looked at, I know it only has 77k on it). Is the fuel pressure regulator OK and it vacumm supply?

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SOURCE: 1993 Geo Prism idles fine, but won't accelerate.

Several possibilities there; first I suggest scanned the ECU to read some fault code stored there; this action could learn us if the codes are present while engine is in and idle in real time.

Other thing that you need to check is the fuel pump pressure, need to be 13psi range all time, the other possibiliti is the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor).

Also, you may just have a vacuum leak, a vacuum guage would show it, but so would the scan tool.

Finally, test and check transmission, discart us some torque converter problem and checking the transs fluid levels.

Keep us updated.

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A. Accelerator Pedal Release Position Learning Procedure.
1. Make sure that the accelerator pedal is fully released.
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3. Turn ignition switch “OFF” wait at least 10 seconds.
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