I have a 1983 Plymouth Scamp with a 2.2L manual engine. Recently my car has been shuddering or acting like its is losing power when I am accelerating. It usually happens when going through 3rd or 4th gears but not always. When I back off the gas it returns to normal but when accelerating again it dose the same thing. Usually if I turn off the car and restart it it works better for a while. I have changes all of the wires and plugs, the fuel filter, and the fuel pump. I recently noticed that the air hose going from the exhaust manifold to the air filter was off and put that back on but it didnt seem to make a difference. I don't have the money to have someone explore for what the problem might be. Any suggestions as to what it might be?
Update. I have the catalyc converter replaced and the car is still doing the same thing. When I was checking out ir the O2 sensor might be messing up I found that it had been removed and the place where it goes has been plugged. Could this be causing the problem?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 AT 12:05 AM