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Old 05-12-2009, 10:10 PM
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79 malibu acceleration problems

my mali runs very sluggish till the point where it wants to turn off at about the 2nd gear going into the 3rd. i continue to try n accelerate, it will turn off. does that have to do with the trans.?....ruled out the fuel filters, which were previous suggestions of remedy.car has 305 eng. and 200 trans. THANKS!!
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Low float, blocked fuel line ie:kinked or to small, low fuel pressure, vent in fuel tank or blocked float bowl vents. I'd put a fuel pressure gauge a the carb fuel inlet and check the fuel pressure first do this under a load and see what it's got it should be 5-7 lbs.
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bad accelator pump?
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:46 PM
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car is running normal again! thanks to all the suggestions!.....really only changed the 2 fuel filters it had. cant say that's what fixed it because it didnt fix as soon as i changed em but that is all i changed so yea thanks!
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