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acceleration problems

Mon 03 Aug 2015 05:07:03 PM
hi guys, this is my fist post, but i love the stuff on this forum

my 1996 micra 1.3L is running out of puff when the throttle gets past a certain point. So when i'm driving along i can't use any more than a small amount of throttle or the engine starts dropping in power. this is most noticeable at lower revs and higher throttle positions. this is a HUGE problem when trying to get up a hill.
There is no noticeable loss in economy, rough running or detonation, just loss of power and is completely normal in idle and low throttle so i suspect a fuel problem.
The car is pretty much stock and has done about 150K. Any ideas or help as to what the problem might be would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
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Re: acceleration problems

Tue 04 Aug 2015 03:58:31 PM
Replace the throttle body mate, had the identical problem a few months back and a throttle body swap fixed it. I've got second hand working units in Sydney if you dont want to spend the $150 odd to get a new one from eBay.

I've owned many Micra's and it doesn't sound like a fuel issue.

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Re: acceleration problems

Wed 05 Aug 2015 07:36:56 PM
So it wouldn't start this morning making the diagnosis much easier. No fuel pump buzz when the key is turned.

After changing the fuel pump with a new the problem has gone.

Thanks for your advice, but I think the throttle body is only a problem to be and not one yet.