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Old 10 Aug 2013, 10:09 am
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Default Engine power loss help

I have a 2004 PTC with 85434 miles on it .
About a year go I noticed that my car has lost so much power I live in Alaska make long drives all the time my car before would run 90 miles an hour with no problems fast easy now it's hard just to keep it at 60 miles

Onther problem that I have is I can't pass other cars I dont have the power or speed to do it any more . Eats up my gas like crazy

Done a tune up twice in one year changed changed spark plugs wires , battery, tires, oil change , transmission ,coolent , clean out the gas tank , fuel treatment

With very little to no differnce . What can it be..
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Old 10 Aug 2013, 10:23 am
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did you check for codes?

i fixed a civic like that by replacing an injector, it was stuck open. the lady was so happy she started crying. same symptoms as you describe.

only other possibility i can think of is the catalytic converter could be plugged. usually this happens to mopes though, not people that floor their car, go 90, pass people, etc.
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Old 10 Aug 2013, 10:56 am
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did you check for codes?

i fixed a civic like that by replacing an injector, it was stuck open. the lady was so happy she started crying. same symptoms as you describe.

only other possibility i can think of is the catalytic converter could be plugged. usually this happens to mopes though, not people that floor their car, go 90, pass people, etc.
The other thing I thought of is the turbo or turbo pipping. If you are driving a turbo. Other wise the cat is s real possibility.
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Old 10 Aug 2013, 12:52 pm
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No I have a none Turbo PTC ,Am reading on am thinking of changing all for fuel injectors see if that makes a deference .
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Old 10 Aug 2013, 12:53 pm
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i have not checked for codes they want me to pay 69.00 just to check them looking for some one that might have one or find a cheaper price
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i have not checked for codes they want me to pay 69.00 just to check them looking for some one that might have one or find a cheaper price
How to retrieve fault codes
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Old 10 Aug 2013, 02:57 pm
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My guess is a clogged CAT. Had that problem with my Vette. Took away half the power till it was diagnosed. Part of the CAT broke up and was clogging the exhaust.
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Old 10 Aug 2013, 11:53 pm
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ok So I just checked the Codes came up done with no codes so am guessing no problem there still cant find the problem ...

Dose the fuel injectors have a codes ??
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Old 11 Aug 2013, 12:28 am
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you would know if you had a stuck injector its easy to tell it never shuts off so the engine will amost flood id say check the cat first
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Old 11 Aug 2013, 01:27 am
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any ideas on how to, am I just checking for holes /cracks on it?
on that I have no clue were to start..
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