My old 323 (1.6L 200,000 miles) lost power on the way home just before the summer.
Now If I try to start it in the morning it will barely turn over and catch - then it will run as long as I keep pumping the accelerator pedal for a minute. After a minute it will will barely idle, but has no "power" to drive, and won't go above 20-25mph.
If I don't pump, or once it stalls, it will refuse to start again for at least a day. Some mornings I cannot even get it to idle after the first "catch".
I managed to replace the fuel filter and then even the in-tank fuel pump myself. To my surprise, no change in the behavior unfortunately!
I'm a poor student so thanks for any ideas - should I sink any more money into parts/labor for it or give up and save for another car?
have the same problem?
Thursday, October 18th, 2007 AT 11:27 AM