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Replace plug plugwires,distrib, still a loss of power,want to make sure ive got it wired right

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  • trouble_n_fl Jul 28, 2008

    havent check timing yet or fuel pressure but soon thanks



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If the car idles well but loses power, that is a symptom of a bad coil.

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Have you checked the timing? does the engine run smooth at idle? if it idles ok then the plugs are wired correctly. Also verify you have correct fuel pressure. Fuel injected?

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    yadayada Jul 28, 2008

    I think you may have a fuel press problem either the filter or the pump, of course that is if the timing is set correctly.



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