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Powerloss sometimes does anyone know why my 1988 Mazda 232 NON turbo has an intermitant powerloss problem I do not have any codes I replaced the o2 sen. and about 6 mon. ago the fuel filter. sometimes the power just kicks in. there is no miss in the engine I am lost

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  • AT-HIKER Jul 16, 2008

    It feels like torque power some times it has getup and go other times it does not I use mid grade gas tried injector cleaner and gas dryer

  • AT-HIKER Jul 16, 2008

    Thanks I will give it a try

  • AT-HIKER Jul 23, 2008

    I checked the fuel pressure it was 35-40 The book said it should be 60-80 I took out the old pump the tank looked ok I replaced the pump and screen fuel pressure was the same but it seemed to have more get up and go. I will see if it goes into power lose mode again

  • AT-HIKER Jul 23, 2008

    I replaced the fuel pump and screen stil have the same problem pressure at the pump is the same at the filter 35- 40 psi any ideas

  • AT-HIKER Jul 30, 2008

    Still the same problem it will work fine for a couple days then the powerloss is back any ideas could it be the air flow sensor



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Yeah I had the same problem. Went through all the norms (timing,plugs,etc). I had to stall the car really high sometimes to get it going or it would just bog out. It was running like *hit. so we flushed out the gas tank and that was the problem! Try it and let me know.

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im dave
not sure what you mean by powerloss. Do you mean electrical power or torque power?

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  • dave barry Jul 16, 2008

    dave again

    sounds fuel related. If you have not changed the fuel filter i would start there. It is inexpensive, easy to do and even if it is not the mitigating factor at least you will be removing some of the grit and grime lodged against the filter screen from the fuel system. If this does not cure your cars ails I would borrow or purchase a fuel pressure meter which installs onto the service port of the fuel rail on top of the engine. They are faily inexpensive at an auto parts store and an invaluable tool for sluggish pickup and no start situations. Let me know how the flow test goes. From there you'll want to make sure your injectors are seated properly(not leaking) and working. If you are unsure how to perform these tests post me back or if these things aren't it there are many more possibilities but lets rule out the easy ones first.



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