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Posted by Anonymous on
A/c running when going up hill? This could do it. The PCM kicks up the RPM's when the A/C cycles on and off. You just don't notice it as much on a flat surface. A couple other things would be a dirty throttle body and idle air control motor.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
haha mine did the same thing i replaced the gas filter and had the tank cleaned but i found the problem and now my car runs like it came of the assimbly line take of the hole air breather from of the carberator or fuel injector there will be 2 little cones on top of those are 2 electric conecters if they are old its most likely there broken theyl be nasty and brown they controle the gas to the injectors clip the white and green wire and replace them there 12.98 a peace then rewire them make sure to pay attention on the way you took them of because the new conector will have red and blue wire instead of white and green there may allso be some trash in the injectors so put a little bottle lucas fuel treatment its about 15.00 for a small botlle but its worth it and that will clean them out hope this helps
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
I've got a 91 Twin Turboed 355 that had same problem. I had my mechanic rejet the carb. It was running way too rich. That fixed that up in a jiff. Other than that, I'd recommend a full tune up. Maybe not FULL but new plugs, distributor, rotor, and def an o2 sensor.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
Does the empty radiator have anything to do with the AC? OR is it always empty? You should fill the radiator and the tank when the engine is cool. Never take the radiator cap off a HOT engine. It can shoot hot steam and water all over you and cause serious burns. With the engine cool, take the radiator cap off and fill it with the proper coolant, not just water. The coolant instruction label should be on or near the radiator. Fill the radiator completely, You may have to finish it slowly because of air trapped in the system. You can run the engine a short time to assist in filling the radiator. When the engine is running, if a lot of air bubbles out it could have a blown head gasket. DO NOT ALLOW THE ENGINE RUN UNTIL IT GETS HOT. If there is air in the system the coolant will go down and you can continue to fill it. When it is completely full, shut off the engine, top off the radiator if necessary and put the cap on completely and tightly. Fill the coolant tank to the full mark with the same coolant as the radiator. Drive the car and see if it overheats. If it smokes and has water coming out the exhaust, it probably has a blown head gasket. After it cools, check the radiator again. If it is low or out of coolant, again - blown head gasket. A blown gasket can **** coolant into the combustion cylinder OR can blow exhaust back into the cooling system. It can also allow motor oil into the radiator. Look for oil when you are filling the radiator. Also check the engine oil, if it has coolant in it, it will be a thick gooey mixture. In either case you should have the car towed to a qualified mechanic for testing and repair. If none of these things are occurring, look for a leak in the coolant system. A bad hose, or a leaking water pump. A defective radiator cap or the cap is not on tight. Look for the easy things first. Good luck.
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Posted on Jul 08, 2011
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