THE CAR IDOLS BUT WON'T ACCELERATE

  • Tiny
  • Charbaby377
  • 2002 Saturn L200
  • 94,000 miles

I put new spark plugs in and changed Fuel filter also I cleaned the fuel intake and it still won't accelerate, it bogs down when attempts to accelerate, please help what else can I do

Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 3:21 AM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Refer to this link for additional information: http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-hesitates

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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 3:25 AM
  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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Just to add to this one do you have any codes?That is your first step seeing if there are any codes I need the exact code numbers not the code descriptions. If there arent any codes I would then see what the fuel pressure is if thats good I would check exhaust back pressure. Let me know what you find.

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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 3:18 PM
  • Tiny
  • Charbaby377
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Hello saturntech9, I cant drive it any where to get it put on the diagnosis machine, the check engine light comes on and goes off, I tried to pull out my yard and it cuts right off when I press on the gas

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 AT 1:53 PM
  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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If your going to diagnose this your self your going to have to go to the auto parts store and see if they rent a scan tool. Also while your there rent a fuel pressure tester and lets see if your fuel pressure is low. Code readers are really cheap these days I have seen a basic code reader for 40 or under. You have to choices here you can get the tool and we can work thru this or you can call a tow truck and you can get it towed to theshop of your choice. Even if I was there with you I would still have to check stuff and see whats going on. So it idles perfect and when you hit the gas it boggs down and dies?That could also be a clogged exhaust possibly.

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 AT 4:52 PM
  • Tiny
  • Charbaby377
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Hello saturntech9, I have been pulling my hair out trying to find
Out what is going on with this car and I finally found out it was the catalytic converter, thank you for helping me to figure this
Problem out

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 AT 8:41 PM
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Your welcome thats what were here for glad you got it figured out.

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 AT 9:13 PM
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  • rasmataz
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Also you need to find out what causes the Cat to get defective-you find the problem not the cause-

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 AT 2:47 AM
  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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Its so common for those cats to bad on those cars lol and really no reason for it I have found.

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 AT 2:57 AM

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