The condition started when we were 3 hrs into a road trip.
Engine was normal temperature, no other sumptoms, no black smoke
On a hill we notice a serious decrease in powere then the rpm drop off, then down to 20 mph and could go only if we feathered the throttle
When we pulled into a town and came to a stop the idle was a bit rough and about 850 RPM. Pulling off the stop the engine bogged but did not die. Easing the throttle giot us to a parking lot where we attempted to get the engine to rev and the symptoms were as I described in my first post
We towed it home then took it to the shop where the only codes that were pulled up were the random misfire. On resetting the codes ( pulling batt terminals foot on brake for 30 seconds) then startintg up. Same code
Repeating this process we took the car to an Auto Zone where they pulled up the same codes
Back to the dealer. The dealer suggested a capp and wires. No help.
They then suggested a list of items ranging from O2 Sensors to TPS to MAS to catalytic convertor
They were not able to pinpoint he problem and the laundry list looks exopenseive for shooting in the dark
The vehicle did have a distributor replacement 2 years ago. For failure to start. At that time all the ignition oparts wwere replaced
I am not wantting to believe that another distributor has failed. But I would also guess that is possibl;e
Any help in narrowing down the problem would be appreciated
and in hopes that my "donation" of a few days ago might prompt a response.
I am anxiously awaiting getting theis unti back on the road.
Friday, August 10th, 2007 AT 10:50 AM