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Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Wreckless_71, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. Aug 6, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    Wreckless_71

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    Hey guys... I have a 1998 2.7L 3RZ and I have a question. It feels to me like the engine has a little miss, and it has a little flutter off the bottom when I rev it from idle, throttle response is lacking because of it. What can I do or what might the problem be? I never seemed to have an issue when I first got it less than a month ago. I put new plugs and wires on it, and it seems to run just fine cruisin down the road, but then I noticed the miss.
     
  2. Aug 11, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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  3. Aug 11, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    drew02a

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    Alternator?
     
  4. Aug 11, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Are the plugs propperly/correcttly gapped? What kind of wires?
     
  5. Aug 11, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    Actually meant Distributor, but I don't even know if your truck has one.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    my truck is a 2.7L 1998. It has a distributer obviously, the wires are just OEM replacement, the plugs are NGK platinum's. They should be gapped at .040-.041 correct..?
     
  7. Aug 11, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    InfidelTaco

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    Major tune up? when was ur last?
     
  8. Aug 11, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    Make sure the wires are all connected propperly, and check the gap of the plugs. You could have a bad wire, and the spark is jumping the bad part.
     
  9. Aug 11, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    well that's why i replaced the wires... I had a couple bad ones. As far as a major tune-up what are you talking..? Lubes, plugs, wires, filters, etc..?
     
  10. Aug 11, 2009 at 11:41 AM
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    Fuel Filter possibly, that is the one thing I haven't done..? I did all the lubes, filters, plugs and wires about 5,000 miles ago when I got the truck in late June. The truck now has around 198,XXX miles on her...
     
  11. Aug 11, 2009 at 12:38 PM
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    Couldnt hurt to replace the fuel filter, though if its plugged, the issues usually alear when you are under a lload.
     
  12. Aug 11, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    So, no second thought about the distributor cap?
     
  13. Aug 11, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    Once I thought about it I realized it never had a distributer.... it has electronic ignition... Since I had it I've done new exhaust from the cat back and full service. I don't really know what else to think...
     
  14. Aug 17, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    changed the fuel filter... that was a PITA. Still have a miss... I'm leaning towards a vacuum leak now, maybe intake needs to be resealed. I'm going to do the old ether trick and see if I can't find a leak somewhere...
     
  15. Aug 20, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    Just so you guys know... it was the damn plugs the guy at the parts house gave me. He gave me some platinum jobbers and I never really thought about it. Changed em out and shes running like a champ...
     
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