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Old 03-09-2008, 11:46 AM   #11
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Now...1.) Have you made any changes to the motor or it'* induction system? 2.) Do you have a scan tool available to you so you can see what the computer is seeing from the sensors?
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When I bought the car I was told it was given a complete tune up (was told after I paid and everything so I knew he wasnt saying it just to sweeten the deal), it was only bought about 2 weeks ago and has barely been driven at all, maybe a grand total of 50 miles
Never trust this. New(used) cars always get all new fluids, plugs, etc right after you get it. Or at the very least checked. Check each system here. Easy stuff first, then we move on. We'll go threw the ignition system first, it'* easy. Then fuel. Fuel filter is a possiblilty but that'* a pain to change. Have you checked for vac leaks? For this take carb cleaner and spray a little bit on the vac lines while the engines running. The idle will change if you spray on a leak.

I was thinking it could be the fuel filter too but I dont have a lot of experience with cars. ok now dumb question...where are vacuum lines?
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Now...1.) Have you made any changes to the motor or it'* induction system? 2.) Do you have a scan tool available to you so you can see what the computer is seeing from the sensors?
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When I bought the car I was told it was given a complete tune up (was told after I paid and everything so I knew he wasnt saying it just to sweeten the deal), it was only bought about 2 weeks ago and has barely been driven at all, maybe a grand total of 50 miles
Never trust this. New(used) cars always get all new fluids, plugs, etc right after you get it. Or at the very least checked. Check each system here. Easy stuff first, then we move on. We'll go threw the ignition system first, it'* easy. Then fuel. Fuel filter is a possiblilty but that'* a pain to change. Have you checked for vac leaks? For this take carb cleaner and spray a little bit on the vac lines while the engines running. The idle will change if you spray on a leak.

I was thinking it could be the fuel filter too but I dont have a lot of experience with cars. ok now dumb question...where are vacuum lines?
Look at this picture, most of the red lines are vac lines.

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Sorry, I was typing a response and missed your reply to a different post about just getting the car.

The advice given is a good place to start then... look for items disconnected under the hood (little wires hanging out in mid-air or hoses not connected to anything) Sometime during a "tune-up" stuff gets left disconnected (particularly vac fittings). If you have a digital camera, now would be a good time to snap a couple of pics and post them. Most of the folks on the forum know what looks stock and what has been modified..they can spot whether the motor has been hot-rodded by a previous owner.

Stumble on WOT acceleration is not a mechanical problem perse...all motors can do it, it'* usually fuel/air mixture or ignition related....hence all the suggestions to go look for leaks, bad sensors, and sparkplug related items.
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When I bought the car I was told it was given a complete tune up (was told after I paid and everything so I knew he wasnt saying it just to sweeten the deal), it was only bought about 2 weeks ago and has barely been driven at all, maybe a grand total of 50 miles
Never trust this. New(used) cars always get all new fluids, plugs, etc right after you get it. Or at the very least checked. Check each system here. Easy stuff first, then we move on. We'll go threw the ignition system first, it'* easy. Then fuel. Fuel filter is a possiblilty but that'* a pain to change. Have you checked for vac leaks? For this take carb cleaner and spray a little bit on the vac lines while the engines running. The idle will change if you spray on a leak.

I was thinking it could be the fuel filter too but I dont have a lot of experience with cars. ok now dumb question...where are vacuum lines?
Look at this picture, most of the red lines are vac lines.

cool thanx, I'll give that a try whenever I possibly can.
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Sorry, I was typing a response and missed your reply to a different post about just getting the car.

The advice given is a good place to start then... look for items disconnected under the hood (little wires hanging out in mid-air or hoses not connected to anything) Sometime during a "tune-up" stuff gets left disconnected (particularly vac fittings). If you have a digital camera, now would be a good time to snap a couple of pics and post them. Most of the folks on the forum know what looks stock and what has been modified..they can spot whether the motor has been hot-rodded by a previous owner.

Stumble on WOT acceleration is not a mechanical problem perse...all motors can do it, it'* usually fuel/air mixture or ignition related....hence all the suggestions to go look for leaks, bad sensors, and sparkplug related items.
No problem. Luckily I already have pics taken of the engine.
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Those plug wires dont look stock, look like 8mm or so. Cant see the back wires. Want to see if there close to manifolds or to close to O2 sensor wire.

Can you remove teh supercharger cover so we can see the vac lines?
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depends, what am I gonna need, just a socket set?
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Do me a favor and check plug wire #4 at the coil. Is it me or does it look a little off? Pull up, twist and push back down, so it'* seated. Could be nothing, but worth a check.
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