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Old 10-05-2009, 07:03 PM
brett1989 brett1989 is offline
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Default My 2.3 runs like a subaru?

Alright i got this truck for free, it has high miles but in good shape. when you start it up it wont idle it just sputters or missfires, so i replaced the coil packs. now it runs a little better but still seems to be running like crap. its a 1995 with the 2.3, 5 speed 2wd any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:07 PM
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My money is on the timing belt.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:12 PM
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while your at it replace the fuel filter with the high miles i'd take a guess it's been a while since that's been done.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:23 PM
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My money is on the timing belt.
im gonna check over things tomorrow, is it hard to replace the timing belt? im very mechanically inclined but ive never dealt with a 4 cylinder with 8 spark plugs
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:27 PM
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im gonna check over things tomorrow, is it hard to replace the timing belt? im very mechanically inclined but ive never dealt with a 4 cylinder with 8 spark plugs
did you change out all 8 plugs? if so check out all the plug and fuel injector wires i did one on a buddy's truck about 2 years ago and accidently popped a wire off an injector under the intake,
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:30 PM
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did you change out all 8 plugs? if so check out all the plug and fuel injector wires i did one on a buddy's truck about 2 years ago and accidently popped a wire off an injector under the intake,
i actually didnt change the plugs, the previous owner changed them right before i got the truck, ill be able to see more in the daylight tomorrow. i cant imagine it being something huge. i was thinking it could be an injector or an injector wire. ill buy a can of seafoam and run it through it too
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:14 PM
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^Is seafoam injector cleaner? Cause I put what is probably the first jug of injector cleaner in my truck in over 40k miles, and it has done wonders.
And the air filter, that made a HUGE low end power difference.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:15 PM
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Seafoam is da shizzles!
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:35 AM
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the timing belt is not bad at all basic tools (the directions will tell you diferent) use the skills you have and it will only take a couple of hours
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