1.6 carbo? Vr6?
I have a 90 8V that idles smoothly most of the time, Lately it's developed hesitation at WOT only - Other than that it runs fine. Only problem is I recently found a coolant leak from the hot side of the radiator. New radiator ordered already.
Timing hasn't changed, Could use a tune up though. But then why would it only miss on WOT?
It's possible the o2 censor is bad. But wouldn't I get worse gas milage and be running rich too?
Is it possible a vacuum leak could cause this? If so - which line should I check?
check your Bentley manual for the testing procedure for the throttle switches....also, you're basically saying the car needs a tune up and to have its vacuum hoses replaced....
come back and talk to us when you fix those things and let us know if you still have the problem...
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Coolant temp should not effect anything. Car's not overheating. I will change it to see if that helps anything.
Also an update to this - it's gotten worse, and I checked the WOT/Idle switches, which are working perfectly.
It is a thermosistor and should start at about 3K Ohm at ~60F and drop to ~400Ohms at running temp.
If your CTS does not do this resistance sweep, you A/F map is off on another planet, usually rich and at WOT, causing an overfuel until the engine can clear it's throat.
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