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I have a 1997 Geo Metro 1.3L that starts but has no power. Can not drive it. The code is P0505 idle control malfunction. I checked the fuel pressure and its ok. Whats next?

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Idle control, only controls idle, it will not cause no power, and that code could have set, due to no engine power, check fuel filter that it's not clog, could have good fuel pressure, but under load not getting enough gas, also check timing belt, if it jump a tooth, will cause no power, here's a figures so you can check timing belt.I have a 1997 Geo Metro 1.3L that starts but has - 3d3d9e0.gif

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    a clogged cat converter will cause no power on acceleration. Hook up a vacuum tester to intake and start car. If vacuum slowly drops then your exhaust may be clogged up.

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