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1996 Geo Prizm Question: Engine starts but won't accelerate

 

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L.J., 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Cedar City, UT, January 25, 2010, 10:13
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The engine quit without warning on the freeway and now will start and idle but dies as soon as the accelerator is pressed. Diagnostic code shows a bad ignition module and main computer but replacing them makes no difference. We have had it to two different shops and both are stumped. The original engine blew a head gasket and was replaced with a lower mileage but identical engine about six month ago. Compression, plugs, etc. all check out OK.

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    January 25, 2010, 11:57
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    How good is your fuel pressure? I would check that first with a really good gauge set. Then I would make sure the Throttle Position Sensor is working and I would use a lab scope to do it.

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