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Old 02-29-2004, 05:36   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone

I was hoping you can help me, as i currently cannott afford to bring my car to the mechanic.

I own a Ford Laser LXi 2000 model and have recently encounted a problem.

My laser loses its power when going up hills, during highway travel and apond departures from red lights, even when the pedal is completely stepped on.

During highway travel, the car cannot travel over 80km/h. After 80km/h the car seems to have some sort of fuel surge and is very sluggish.

Has anyone previously had this problem or something similar?

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Old 02-29-2004, 19:54   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Laser LXi Power Loss Problem

test your leads to start with...could be bad resistance. spend $10 on a can of carby cleaner, has instructions for non carb cars on it. i used this on our meteor which too lost power up hills (foot flat to floor still lost power) and now we actually accelerate up hills and even change up gears in most cases instead of down. if this carby cleaner doesnt fix the problem you still will notice the benifits of useing it though.
id still test your leads though as it sounds like a cause.
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Old 02-29-2004, 20:57   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for your reply davway, i will try that out
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Re: Ford Laser LXi Power Loss Problem

WYNNS Spitfire for EFI is pretty good. When did you last change the air and fuel filter ?
Blocked air/fuel filter will cause power loss.
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this cleaner is in an aerosol can, you think degreaser is good? this stuff leaves it for dead!!
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Old 03-01-2004, 18:22   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Laser LXi Power Loss Problem

The last time my laser was serviced, the mechanic could not find the fuel filter on my car model.

Does anyone know where the fuel filter for a 2000 model Laser LXi is located?

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you should change mechanics then....geez. i cant say for sure but its probably a metal canister UNDER the car or even in the boot. a mechanic should at least know this and if he doesnt he should at least ring up Ford (you could do this too) and find out then change it so he doesnt look stupid.
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spend $10 on a can of carby cleaner
2000 Model Lasers have carbies? Not being a smartass or anything, but I just thought all Fords after 1988 (except Telstars) were EFI's (singlepoint or multipoint) Unless you mean that efi cleaner crap?
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carby cleaner can also be used on EFI models (non carb engines). there is instructions on the back of the can on how to use it. it cleans out fuel jets and all that. go into autobarn and grab a can of carby/throttle body cleaner and have a read about it. this shit is amazing!! im getting more on wednesday so ill post the brand i use (cant remember now).
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I do recall that some 2000 model Laser's had a recall , something to do with the coil or something similar, maybe ring Ford and check it out, or do a search as I read it from here a while back.
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