NO POWER

1985 Buick Electra

Tiny

ou8roger

July, 23, 2010 AT 12:11 PM

Engine Performance problem
1985 Buick Electra 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

car has been sitting in driveway for 3 years. Used to die after it got warm so I replaced the distributor module. Seem to run good so I drove it to the gas pump and it was losing power on the way. Time I got home you I could not give it more then a 1/8 inch of throttle or it just boogs out. I check the air cleaner and it seams to have plenty pressure on the fuel rail as the pump and filter was new before it was parked. Idles fine but no power and can smell unburnt fuel out the tailpipe?

3 Answers

Tiny

rasmataz

July, 23, 2010 AT 12:17 PM

Lack of acceleration, chugging, hesitating, bogging etc. Could be caused by one of the following below: Possibilities: Inspect and test all the following listed below: Oxygen sensor.
Catalytic converter.
Fuel injectors dirty/sticking.
Mass airflow sensor/Airflow meter.
Throttle position sensor.
Crankshaft position sensor
Knock sensor
Manifold absolute pressure sensor.
EGR Valve
Fuel pressure regulator leaking or defective fuel pump.
False air leakage.
Fuel contamination.
Foul/defective spark plugs.
Open spark plug wires.
Ignition coil/Coil packs defective.
Incorrect ignition timing.
Cap and rotor.

Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.

Tiny

ou8roger

July, 25, 2010 AT 1:32 PM

I did a self diagnostic and now the idle came way down and came up with code 51 prom, mem-cal or ecm problem : (

what is a mem-cal?

Thanks

Tiny

rasmataz

July, 25, 2010 AT 1:43 PM

DTC 51 indicates a problem with the computer-replace it memory/calibration

Please login or register to post a reply.

Brake Pad/Rotor Replacement Chevrolet
 Oil Change and Filter Replacement Subaru
Engine Oil Change and Filter Honda Element
Serpentine Belt Replacement Mercedes Benz
Brake Pad/Rotor Replacement - Rear
Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement - Front
How to read codes Chevrolet Blazer