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My corolla has no power when I accelerate. It is OK on flat and downhill but will cut out and almost stop going uphill and there is black smoke coming out of exhaust. The engine is also making a funny clicking sound when I try to accelerate

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  • nigel_wilson Aug 02, 2010

    The car is January 04 but I'm told its based on the 03 model hatchback. I had'nt changed the filters for about 20000 miles, but when this happened I changed the fuel and air filters, but it did not fix the problem. I also changed the injectors as I was told that mey be the problem but it is still as bad as ever

  • nigel_wilson Aug 02, 2010

    The car does not overheat and the check engine light did not come on immediately although it is on now. The timing belt was replaced 35000 miles ago. Since the problem about 2 weeks ago I changed the air and fuel filters and put new injectors in. I had it run through a computer and the diagnosis was serious fuel leak, the mechanic said it was probably the injectors.

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YOU MAY WANNA HOOK THE SCANNER BACK UP. TO GET A CODE AND FIND OUT EXCATLY THE CODE COMMING UP. THERES A FUEL REGUALTOR THAT WILL CAUSE IT TO CONSUME EXCESSIVE FUEL, THE POSSIBILTY OF MEST UP INJECTORS BUT THOSE CAR ARE PRETTY GOOD FOR THE MOST PART. BUT YOU ARE GONNA NEED A CODE TO GET AN IDEA OF WHATS GOING ON. AND AVOID PAYING MONEY OR NO REASON JUST GUESSING. THIS ONE IS KINDA A LITTLE MORE DETAIL CAUSE THERE ALOT INVOLVING WITH FUEL REGUALTOR, YOU HAVE FUEL REGUALTOR, INJECTORS, TIMING, SENSORS, " OXYGEN "THAT CONTROL ALL THISA AND THROWS OFF YOUR EMISSION. LET ME KNOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Testimonial: "No, I did not put any additives in the fuel, I will take it to garage and put the computer back on and get the codes"

  • Oscar Gonzo
    Oscar Gonzo Aug 02, 2010

    HEY BY ANY CHANCE DID YOU USE ANY FUEL ADDITIVES THAT MIGHT OFF DAMAGED THE RINGS ON THE INJECTORS OR THAT MECHANIC ???? I SEEN SEVERAL CARS DAMAGED WITH THOSE CHEAP ADDITIVES THAT SO-CLEAN YOUR VALVES OR REJUVINATES ENGINES,

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