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Old 10-05-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
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Exclamation My baby is dying...help me!!!

Ok i bought this camaro and it was working perfectly one day all of a sudden it just stopped work great. It starts it drives but when i hit the gas itll stall smokes, when i punch the gas it feels as if i lost power, i cant peel out, itll drive and shift gears after a while but soon itll bog out and seems as if it has trouble breathing, maybe something to do with intake....not sure anyone have any ideas? please help....

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Old 10-05-2008, 06:23 PM   #2
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clogged catalytic converter?
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:32 PM   #3
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Yeah, good guess.
Maybe plugged fuel filter, too.

What yr. etc. Does it even have a cat?
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:39 PM   #4
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Yeah, good guess.
Maybe plugged fuel filter, too.

What yr. etc. Does it even have a cat?
thats the first thing I would check is the fuel filter or the fuel pump.

then the wires & plugs& cap & rotor
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:06 PM   #5
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thats the first thing I would check is the fuel filter or the fuel pump.
Yep, I had a similar problem on my Iroc and it was the fuel pump. Pretty common on the third gen, bad news is that it is a pain to replace. Get a fuel pressure gauge on it.
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:09 PM   #6
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Yep, I had a similar problem on my Iroc and it was the fuel pump. Pretty common on the third gen, bad news is that it is a pain to replace. Get a fuel pressure gauge on it.
yeppers, did the same thing on mine, But we were smart we didnt cut the whole in the trunk area. lol we dropped the tank.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:12 PM   #7
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what color of smoke is it and yes it does sound like a fuel pump
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:12 AM   #8
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clogged catalytic converter?
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This vehicle has a clogged catalytic converter, caused by misfires that create a rich mixture.

You need a new converter and a full ignition tune up, including new plug wires. Carb or injectors may need service, but may not.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:33 PM   #9
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my '90 was doing something like this the other day...........i would go to accelerate and it would start to shake and the tacho was going crazy jumping up and down

and i know that the seal on the intake manifold is bad and needs to be replaced, but its never done that before, could it be the fuel pump?
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