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After i replaced cracked exhaust manifold engine has no power will idle but won't pull hill or run without missing at any speed and can get very little speed. I set timing at 8deg BTDC from 0 deg nothing changed. how do i re-time?

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SOURCE: Hesitation or stumble during acceleration

take your car for a tune up
if they are carburetor type motors you may need your carbie cleaned and a tune up
if you clean it your self with carbie cleaner it may increase in idle speed this is nothing to worries about it is a simple adjustment
with a carburetor type motor they tend to idle higher when their cold this is the automatic choke kicking in and normally it should happen till the car is a bit warmer and the accelerator has been depresses
although a car should idle at 800 rpm my paddok car dose when it is cold it idles at 1200rpm i like it this way as the car warms up quicker as i will not drive a car while it is cold
hope this helps

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Exhaust Manifold crack on R Reg 2.0 Litre 4cyl Sonata


Yes it can be welded.

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SOURCE: possible cracked manifold

Take it to a muffler shop, they work on exhaust problems all the time and may just need a new gasket from the collector flange which would not be that expansive. Almost all of them will inspect for free since there looking for your business.
I have not sean exhaust manifold go bad before the whole car or truck and the exhaust pipe is stainless so good chances are that it's the flange gasket or the bolts may have broke due to time and vibration.
Good luck and keep me posted.

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 92 Jeep Cherokee losing power up hills / EVAP failure

Running out of power going up a hill is generally the fuel pump. Now days a plugged catalytic converter will do it also. The fuel evaporation test could be a bad gas cap or evaporation canister or hose somewhere. The exhaust manifold is a jeep thing, expansion and contraction, hot cold over and over. Have it welded or replaced.

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SOURCE: The timing on my Geo Tracker is off.

Sounds like you have the timing belt off a notch or two. Set the crank pulley at the notch and TDC then remove the top screws on the belt cover and pull the cover back far enough to shine a light to check the cam pulley mark against the notch it should align with !

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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