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LOOSING POWER AND DYING. REAL JUMPY. GETS WORSE WHEN AIR IS ON

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Buy a do it yourself repair manuel ,try half priced book store or auto parts store. this will help you to narrow your trouble shooting. without the check engine light being on ,your hunting for that needle in the hay stack. could be your in need of a tune up or that your mass air flow is going bad ,could be your idle air valve, etc, etc
your a/c requires a higher idle when switched on , your a/c is not the problem. im assuming this problem is at a stop or in park, but not while going down the highway . if so its probley your idle air valve

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Driving down the road, the car dies along with power steering. Car will turn over but will not start


without the check engine light being on its going to be hard to trouble shoot . im assuming it has plenty of gas . i can take one shot at it most cars will run and run poorly with the mass air flow pig tail disconnected . un hook it and see if it will at least run .if its running plug it up again if the car dies or even runs worse that your problem. could be alot of things . when the engine dies you loose power stearing and powerbrakes . so probley not the problem there . could also be throttle position sensor or idle air ajustment valve . but before you mess with that stuff realy need a code, timing belt could of whent etc etc.

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Car was parked and running and just killed on its own and will not start. does this sound like the fuel pump or maybe fuel filter?


If the battery is strong and charged, starter is fine, car ran okay while getting progressively worse until it died and won't restart now, might be fuel filter or pump. I've dealt with two cars with fuel filter issues. Both would idle fine, but run progessively worse under load and eventually die and not start although everything else checked out. Engine turned fast enought to start, battery strong, alternator fine, air cleaner clean, all that. No start. Changed fuel filters and done. Everything back to normal. Both cars were about model year 1990 (1989 and 1991). Replaced one in a parking lot and car fired right back up and powered on home just fine, whereas the week leading up to it it ran worse and worse, hesitated on acceleration and finally would die if you hit the gas. Fuel filter may be in engine compartment. Looks like a canister with an in and an out for fuel. Pump is in gas tank and is way more work and money. Good luck, hope this helps.

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Engine died,won't start ,pulled air cleaner, no fule getting into carb.


There's a few reasons you could be having this problem. Fuel pump, injectors, something electrical... ect..


I'd first off suspect a loose wire to the main injection harness, possibly after recent repairs? If it's a fuel pump, they generally start with it dying once, or being hard to start... then they become worse and worse, and eventually stop working altogether.

Next thing you could try, is test the fuel pressure by attaching a fuel pressure tester to the adapter on the fuel hose beneath the air cleaner assembly. If pressure is low, or non existent, it would be a problem among the fuel pump, fuel filter, and a kinked hose(not too likely).. Or some kind of fuse/electrical connection.

Also check electrical connections to the fuel pump, which i believe can be accessed under the rear seat...

Well I'm exhausted of ideas.... so give me some feedback, and GOOD LUCK!!

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Stalling throughout driving speeds or dies when comming to a stop


some cars have this problem when the intake manifold is loose or drawing air or the roteror cap may be defect, to check your manifold ,with a cold running moter spray a bit of starter spray (with eather) along the intake manifold , if it's leaking the moter will increase in rpm.

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There usually is a strainer in the gas tank. After 23 years, anything is possible. If you have a carburetor, replace it, or have it cleaned. If fuel injected, the big hose from the air filter could be damaged and shifting loose. If the engine doesn't see the right vacuum, it won't work right. Check all the little vacuum lines. Get a vacuum gauge, learn how to use it. Do a fuel flow test to see if your tank is clogged.

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