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Old 19 Dec 2003, 03:06 pm
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Default Lack of power, need a lead foot?

I've noticed a sudden lack of power in my 2003 Turbo. It is a 5 speed model and I recently had the 5 speed recall work done on it. Two things of interest since the recall work...

when I shut the motor off I don't hear the turbo wind down which I remember was a sound I heard on a regualr basis.

I really have to put my foot down hard on the gas pedal to get the power to the wheels. This is odd because not too long ago it didn't take much pressure on the gas pedal to get up to substantial "push you back in your seat" type speed.

I am planning on taking the vehicle back to the dealer but wonder if there isn't a turbo related problem or maybe the gas pedal is not adjusted correctly. Anyone experience such a problem before or have any insight, thanks.

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Old 19 Dec 2003, 08:45 pm
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Sounds like dealer messed up the throttle cable somehow. Might not be openning.
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Old 20 Dec 2003, 11:10 pm
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I've noticed a sudden lack of power in my 2003 Turbo. It is a 5 speed model and I recently had the 5 speed recall work done on it. Two things of interest since the recall work...

when I shut the motor off I don't hear the turbo wind down which I remember was a sound I heard on a regualr basis.

I really have to put my foot down hard on the gas pedal to get the power to the wheels. This is odd because not too long ago it didn't take much pressure on the gas pedal to get up to substantial "push you back in your seat" type speed.

I am planning on taking the vehicle back to the dealer but wonder if there isn't a turbo related problem or maybe the gas pedal is not adjusted correctly. Anyone experience such a problem before or have any insight, thanks.

Warren
My car did the same thing, 2 months ago, it worked itself back though.
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Old 21 Dec 2003, 04:55 am
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take off the T/B guard and check the cable for slack... or even take off the pressure pipe and see if the butterfly is opening enough. You may have a leak somewhere too
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Old 21 Dec 2003, 06:37 pm
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Appreciate the words of advice. I've got an appointment at the dealer later in the week. I'll post their findings and if they don't find anything I'll do some digging around.

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Old 26 Dec 2003, 08:47 pm
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Well I just picked up my PT Turbo from the dealer, sure enough, the throttle cable was out of adjustment. Noticed it immediately when I got inside and noticed the gas pedal was closer to my foot and further from the floor board. As soon as I got her out on the streets that good old being pushed back in the seat feeling was back again. Glad to have back the PT that fills my need for speed.

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Old 26 Dec 2003, 09:47 pm
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hondast1100, welcome to the forum and congrats on getting your GT back the way it should be. Lots of good info on this forum as you can tell.
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Old 28 Dec 2003, 12:33 pm
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glad its ok!! enjoy it!!
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