Hey all, just had the steering rack fixed on my car, few weeks ago the car basically died, coil faliure! Put in a new coil, next plugs leads, but there seems to be a lack of power at the moment!
We had a mehcanic try to solve the problem, but he had no idea, he recommended connecting it to a computer to see if there are any fault codes.
Ill try descibe the problem, and see if any of you's have experienced the same thing. The car is a 97 EL futura.
The car doesnt seem to want to rev! i put the throttle down 3/4 of the way, the car revs to 2.5 - 3k! Havent floored the car, dont want to make anything worse, but it makes a strange whinning noise when i hit this rpm! Acceleration seems to not be smooth! Its like blipping the throttle, but not to that extreme, just noticable. Its like having 5 people in the car, when your the only one driving. Its not a placebo, as it struggles where it never use to.
this is not my car, its my mums, its only recently when i drove the car i noticed all these problems! (bloody woman)
there is a small head gasget leak, about half a overflow tank of coolant every 15000kms?
ALSO!!! :( theres a slight farting noise coming from the middle of the car, so i think there is a tiny leak somewhere in the exhuast system, near the cat i think.
everything is going to be fixed soon, just need to know if any of the problems i described would be causing the power loss? Anything else i should check?