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No power upon acceleration 2001 chevy impala,i have changed fuel pump, fuel filter and the fuel regulator also checked cat by unhooking egr line just to chech back pressure with no change

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Maybe a fuel injector or spark plugs/ wires are bad

Posted on Apr 13, 2014

Testimonial: "thanks for helping i dont know the last time it was tuned up but it does run very smooth at an idle"

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    steve wilbur Apr 13, 2014

    im thinking about trying a can of sea foam to the gas tank

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    steve wilbur Apr 13, 2014

    is unhooking the egr tube a bad way of checking backpressure

  • big moose Apr 13, 2014

    sea foam might clean some junk out but your car will smoke alot till its all cleared out.

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    hutch 1200 Apr 14, 2014

    Steve is correct. Hopefully your Cat is just clamped on. Physically disconnect it at the fron of the cat, wire it up SOLIDLY w/coat hanger wire if needed & drive it a short distance. Be aware it will be loud, and HOT.....so don't try to hook it up right away! Mooses idea is good as well.

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replace the distributor gear on the distributor. the get worn down and sharp and the computer can't controll the timing rite. also check your tps.

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You can connect a pressure tester where the fuel line goes into fuel filter, Make sure you clamp the hose to the line and tester before turning key on. You should have 45-50 pounds pressure, If not? replace pump

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SOURCE: Chevy Impala 2001 w/ 3.8L engine - EGR stuck open

there are a couple of things, first make sure there are not restriction in the exhaust, i know the dealer has had to replace converters under warranty because of this problem, then theres a reflesh program for the computer due to this problem, and lastly,run with egr off make sure it clean of carbon,carbon gets stuck in pintle sets check eng lightbut carbon then blows by so when you remove egr you see nothing, well start with these good luck.

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could it be your fuel injector? uhm try using a cleaner hopefully it's just dirty

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

Testimonial: "I found out the fuel pump was bad. It was pressure tested by a mechanic at having psi around 40. It should be in the range of upper 50 to lower 60 "

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well it is a chevy, its always had that problem. Haha, just kidding. But, seriously, it can be something as simple as a clogged air filter. I did all that you did on a car I had, and then, I replaced the air filter that I thought was good (reusable K&N) and it ended up being that. Try the air filter. Either replace, or clean it.

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