I had a 82 omni that did the same thing. There was also a "gap" in acceleration from 1/4 to 3/4 gas pedal press. Either I was crawling along or flooring it to get anywhere. I found that as a work around, when I could not accelerate to keep the car running, to treat it like a manual transmission by putting it in neutral and keeping the gas flowing to keep it car running. Didnt always work, but it kept me mobile. There were a few vaccume lines that were severed, with screws into the ends to keep pressure, I guess. I used fuel cleaner every other tank, and tried to adjust the idle speed. No good. My check engine light wasnt on, and eventually, one day, it refused to turn over. I ended up having to scrap it, no one could figure it out. I hope you have better luck, and am curious if you discover the answer to the problem.
Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 1:52 AM