phantom Posted October 26, 2006 Share Posted October 26, 2006 Well I had some driving issues (loss of power, stuttering above 45-55 mph) with my 1992 ES and have been a journey to get her back on the road. She has 178k and was running pretty good up until a couple of weeks ago. So the journey begins with: -Replacing the plugs, distributor cap and rotor. -Cleaned the throttle plate, AFM, and EGR, and IAC. -Seafoam All items that probably needed to be done since they haven't been touched since around 80k. Oh yeah, I replaced the radiator and put in new fluid and changed the oil filter the month before the driving problems. During my adventure with this car I also found a vacuum leak on the main air hose and patched that up with some sealant and duct tape for the time being. I also ended up having to soldier some of the contacts on the AFM back after I pulled some of them loose :whistles: . So I got everything back on the car but for some reason after the car warms up or runs for a couple of minutes it begins to stumble again and what looks to be water and black carbon dust sputters from the exhaust. Then the exhaust begins to smell like when I Seafoamed?!? I have no idea what I'm missing here. I doubt its bad gas since i filled up not but about 2-3 weeks ago. BTW Thanks Toysrme for all the great info and possible scenarios. I think I hit all the do it yourselfers! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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