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Runs good cold then loses power when it warms up

1989 Ford Bronco II 2.9l runs good cold then loses power when it warms up.

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    when suburban gets warm it loses power when i give it aceleration runs find when cold

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Try a solid tune up first, Filters, plugs, cap, rotor, wires. If that has not been addressed? It can make problems.

Runs good when cold, warm runs bad could also point to an issue with the EEC-4 system. When stone cold? The system is in "Open Loop" meaning it's working off presets. When at temp? The system enters "Closed Loop" and using the computer/sensors to control the engine. If a tune up fails to help? Might want to have someone check the computer for trouble codes. It might have a few more clues. (Key Note: Not every issue with the engine computer/control system will kick on the check engine light---but the system will store the codes for retrieval later)

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Have your spark plugs changed. use the correct specification.

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