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1997 Geo Prizm Base 4dr Sedan

1997 Geo Prizm
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Sub-Compact
30 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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August 22, 2011, 7:52 pm

Joel G
 

Question: power loss/ sluggish

I recently changed motors on my 93 geo prizm, I also made a block off plate for the egr valve since my old motor didn’t have a egr hole in the head or any of the components on the intake manifold and my new motor did have the hole (but I don’t have any of the components) which made it really loud.

Took the car out for a test drive and the car ran great. This morning I top off my gas tank for my work week and as soon as I left the gas station the car felt really sluggish and it seemed like it didn’t want to rev above 4000 RPM (just a guess since I don’t have a Tach), I pulled into a parking lot and looked under the hood and gave it a couple of revs and I then heard a pop and noticed that one of the clips from the air box had been blown off.

After reading some articles on this site from people with the similar problem, I went and checked the FPR and the vac line and its in good shape.

Please help if possible,
Thank you


August 23, 2011, 8:06 pm

Tyler O
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See if you can get any codes from the engine computer.

Sounds like you lost a sensor or have another failure. Hard to say... you might want to get this professionally diagnosed.


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