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I have a 1997 olds achieva that has loss of power and acts and feels like its starving for fuel. today i found one of the rubber o-rings on one of the fuel injectors severly damaged. could this cause my problem? ive checked fuel pump, changed fuel filter, catalatic converter, air filter fuel pressure regulator, timing, you name it. i ran across this o-ring today on one of the injectors and its messed up bad! could this cause my problem??

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  • wolfgang4999 Apr 24, 2009

    FOR FUZZYSOCKS:

    the car surges and misses when at a cruise. it dosent have nowhere near the power it should have. It souns like its being smothered or starving for fuel, not getting enough maybe. have you ever heard a carb when you put your hand over it? that what it sounds like when giving it gas, like its smothering. I took the air filter out with no luck. Heck, from what i hear those 2.4 dohc's dont have any power anyway. PLEASE ANSWER AND THANK YOU SO MUCH

  • gelwell Apr 26, 2009

    I am having the same problem, but a mechanic told me I had to replace the ignition modulator or they call it the Battleship. ??

  • Moe May 11, 2010

    Do you have a "check engine" lite on?

    Do you have 40-55 psi on your fuel system?

    A damaged o-ring on the top side will give you a fuel leak. A dameged o-ring on the bottom will give you an engine miss in that cylinder. Unlikely an o-ring will give you a general loss of power.If the fuel filter was plugged when it was replaced it could have caused the pump to work overtime to maintain pressure. It's posible that the pump has become weak. You must verify pump pressure. Posible fuel presure regulator leakage.

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Definetly, you have to check injectors electrically as well as physical condition, also the harness for injectors is a common cause check for a break in the wires take your time go through harness little a time checking for cracked wires.

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