Check base timing by shorting Te1 and E1 on diagnostic link. Set mechanical timing to 10 degrees BTDC.
Remove valve cover and inspect timing belt for missing teeth.
Other possibilities are fuel pressure, fuel pressure testing on this car requires a special tool set. Could also be a bad ignitor.
And as Raz mentioned, the convertor could be clogged. The CAT is bolted on, so remove bolts and inspect interior. If you see any melted material, chunks, then CAT is bad.
Monday, December 14th, 2009 AT 7:54 AM