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 Post subject: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:34 pm 
Oompa Loompa
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I have and EL Fairmont Ghia and when i take of or put my foot down the car sounds like it wants to go but it is sluggish as. Has anyone got any ideas why this could be happenning?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:40 pm 
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If running smooth enough and no misfires etc it sounds bit like a fuel problem. Whens last time you had fuel filter replaced?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:16 pm 
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to tell you the truth i'm not sure only have the car for sbout 3 weeks now and it is also on lpg either fuel i use its the same and it idles ruff but while driving its smooth as
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:33 pm 
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Hi,i had the same problem with my ute tried for weeks to get it right,when i took off no power till 3,000 revs and each time it changed gear it would bog down then go good again,when i changed the oxy sencor situated at the start of the exaust,all the power came back
i hope this helps you Brian
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:38 pm 
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Coz it does it on both petrol and lpg it rules out a fuel problem. all I can suggest is you start with the basics, checking leads, plugs etc and work thru to tfi module, oxygen sensor etc.
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:15 am 
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check your timing, my el was slow takeoff till i reset timing , also found the harmonic balancer had started to spin the outer ring
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:42 pm 
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so did you have to replace your harmonic balancer?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:27 am 
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if its rough on idle but ok driving i'd say intake gasket

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:20 am 
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Check for any vacuum leaks. Vacuum leaks will cause rough idle and sometimes poor take off. Could also be timing, but check for any vacuum leaks first.

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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:30 pm 
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O2 sensor has not really made much difference so will now go do vacuum seals and timing thanks for help guys
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:22 pm 
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O2 sensor doesn't effect power as much as vacuum leaks. O2 sensors will mainly cause your car to run really rich. Thus poor fuel economy.

Check the MAP sensor hose...might have come off.

Also have you checked your fuel filter? Might be blocked.

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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:07 pm 
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how do u check for vacuum leaks?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:34 pm 
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hi i had the same prob when i bought my car, gave it a basic tuneup, leads, plugs, filters ect. and it fixed the prob
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:21 pm 
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i had to put a screw in to block air from coming out if you have a look ing the pic the screw is to the right of the injectors it look like a brace colour. i any one could please tell me if there is meant to be a hose on it and i so wehere does it lead to as i cannot find the hose or a place for the hose to be connected
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont has no power on take off
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:39 pm 
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hey ffghia, im prety sure thats the spout for the charchole canister and tappet cover brether hose at back of tappet cover, should have a large hose and skinny hose on that fitting, remove the air box and pipping and youll see a skinny rubber hose that should come from the iner gard and run to the fitting, id say the plastic fitting has split when the gas car has backfired, the plastic fittings tend to get brittle from the engine bay heat, id sugest fitting the big hose with zip tie ect, till you get a new fitting, good luck
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