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I have a 1994 Eagle Talon DL, 1.8, non-turbo. It's hard to start every once in a while, but on every start (once it turns over) it backfires once got rev it up. Taking off from a light or stop sign is a hassle... I rev up to 2500-3000 rpms and slowly let of the clutch and it drops rpms to 400-600 and backfires a lot till it starts moving. Once it's moving, I have to go easy on the gas or it'll buck and backfire a lot more. Going over 50mph is near impossible and going above 4000 rpm while in motion is out of the question in any gear. It's almost too much of a hassle to keep it, but I love the car. Please help!

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  • Brian Billmyre Nov 14, 2014

    I've done all that except the timing belt. everyone i ask says do the timing but I've never done it and don't wanna spend an arm and a leg for someone to do it.



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Timing belt, spark plugs, spark plug wires switched on the cap, spark plug wires could be worn out,crack in the rotor or cap. Always start at the cheaper fix and work your way up. the timing belt is more time and money but not a hard job.

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It sounds like you might be out of time, how long has it been since the timing belt was changed?

Posted on Nov 14, 2014

Testimonial: "No clue lol I've had the car for a year and haven't changed it. How often should it be changed? Do I have to time it after changing the belt?"

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    Dan Hooper Nov 14, 2014

    You will have to make sure that the engine is in time when you install the new belt. It sounds like you have jumped a few teeth and the engine is out of time right now. You DO NOT want to keep driving the vehicle this way! If the belt comes apart all together or the engine jumps time enough, the valves and the pistons can come in contact with each other and this will bend the valves causing a lot more cost than just changing the belt. Get yourself a manual for the vehicle and it should guide you through the process of changing the belt and setting the timing marks on the cams and crank.



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