Re: Free BBQ & beer to come try your hand at fixing my EA!
It 'frog-hops' on the road, mainly when accellerating, and especially when accellerating up hill. The accellerator pedal goes 'limp' and there's a sudden loss of power. Then it kicks back in suddenly. This happens in rapid succession for a bit and then it runs 'ok' for awhile (ok, meaning like crap, but no frog-hopping).
After a bad episode of this, I'll park the car, turn it off and come back to it later on. And then it just WON'T start. It just won't kick over. It tries for a second and then the battery is drained and then it stops trying to kick-over altogether and I just get the clicking of the starter motor pin.
At that stage, the only thing that gets it going is a boost. Also, the last time this happened, it would stall at the lights and I would need another boost to get it going. This has only happened once (as in, a series of stalls) before but I THOUGHT I had it beat after replacing the fuel pump.
So far, the fuel pump, fuel pump relay, and fuel filter have been replaced. The timing is apparently fine and mechanically, it's supposedly 100%. Although, that comes from a mechanic who said he fixed it by readjusting the TPS back to the normal voltage (someone had altered it to get more low-end power).
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