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1998 manual holden barina swing- Losing power up hills, or when engine is under more load, if I drop down gears to get it up the hill the more it loses power. Have had it checked by two different workshops where they have had it checked by computers not only can they not find a problem, but only one other person has felt it doing it, it does it at varying speeds, and at short or long diatance trips on two occasions engine light has come on only to turn off again as soon as the hill has been crested. Problem is occuring more and more frequently. Thanks
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This sounds like you may correct in saying a misfire. this sounds like a bad coil that looses power under a load. Is check engine light on?
If the light is on or not go to an auto parts store like auto zone.At auto zone they will scan the computer free of charge and give you a print out of any codes. the computer will store code or codes when it detects a problem. A bad coil will make it store a code or should.
see if there are any misfire codes, this code will help pin point the bad coil. if there are codes write me back and give me the code. I think this car has coil over plug ignition system. this just means instead of sparkplug wires the coil sits right on the top of the plug.
Also replace spark plugs if it has been a while since they have been replaced. check air filter too. a matter of fact if you have over 70,000 miles on car tune it up. plugs,furl filter if it has one, air filter and pvc valve and clean throtle body.
Okay, just checked it out, this car if a 1.6 engine then does have a coil but not on spark plug, rather coil with sparkplug wires going to plugs. try replacing spark plug wires and plugs first and if problem remains then replace the coil. let me know the results. good day
Posted on Apr 15, 2012
try this; there is a crank angle sensor that sit under the car behind the harmonic balancer. It's like a black round plug about 10 cm long. Change that and I'm sure things will run good again. A lot of people don't know about this, and if you are unsure of what it looks like, ask your mechanic or parts supplier to show you one.
Posted on Sep 06, 2012
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