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 Posted: Oct 11th, 2010 12:16 AM
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Drove the SVX to the store yesterday. About 5 miles. All was fine, when I got back in and started it something felt wrong, was running rough almost like it wanted to stall. I figured at the time that it just needed to warm up. It continued to run bad on the way home, pulling into an intersection, I was worried that it would crap out. It never stalled and I checked, it did not give any codes.

When I turn the key it starts and idles, it doesn't bounce the RPM, but there is something going on with it like it is struggling.

Where should I start with trouble shooting? Plugs? Coils? Vacuum? I hate this!



 Posted: Oct 11th, 2010 12:31 AM
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Sean486 wrote: Drove the SVX to the store yesterday. About 5 miles. All was fine, when I got back in and started it something felt wrong, was running rough almost like it wanted to stall. I figured at the time that it just needed to warm up. It continued to run bad on the way home, pulling into an intersection, I was worried that it would crap out. It never stalled and I checked, it did not give any codes.

When I turn the key it starts and idles, it doesn't bounce the RPM, but there is something going on with it like it is struggling.

Where should I start with trouble shooting? Plugs? Coils? Vacuum? I hate this!



Any of those will cause a problem without giving a code. If it idles OK then it won't be a vacuum leak. A plug and a coil, will usually give a bit of intermittent trouble before it goes completely. What ever it is, it will probably get worse, making it easier to find.;)

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 Posted: Oct 11th, 2010 01:28 PM
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I guess I will try to change the plugs, then maybe buy a new coil and try moving it  into different positions.

I think beyond that it will need to go to the shop and I'll cross my finger that they can find the issue.



 Posted: Oct 12th, 2010 01:32 AM
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Phew, it turned out to be an easy fix just a bad coil.  :dance:



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