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    Engine running rough no power! ***FIXED*** Thanks guys.

    Don't know how to explain other than running worse than an old tractor, misfiring smelling like shit and no power at all! please help!
    Last edited by SnowmanE36; 26-11-2012 at 16:27. Reason: fixed

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    Get the codes read and check for air leaks,check your coil packs etc....with so little information you looking at possibly anything at the moment...

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    Trying to describe it. I'll go get a video.

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    Tried an oil change too?

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    Re: Engine running rough no power!

    cam sensor

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    It all started yesterday when I got it abit wet. Stoped it and dried her out every thing was fine started driving home and it just went sudden drop in power and sounded so bad misfire under load the more you put the pedal down the worse it got. Towed it to my mum's house and today I took the plugs out drying it as I went. started driving home again and like before just randomly went again but much much worse. Got it home now and it's rough shuddering the whole car.

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    Get the codes read, but it may be a camshaft position sensor.

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    When my Cam sensor failed it batch fired and lost so so so much power but didnt really misfire. Have you checked your coils? are they cracked or is water getting in them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seismic22 View Post
    When my Cam sensor failed it batch fired and lost so so so much power but didnt really misfire. Have you checked your coils? are they cracked or is water getting in them?
    It did get wet on Wednesday we where flooded in and my daughter needed nappies so I had to go out I had no choice (Shops being 2 miles away) but she was stripped dried out and cleaned gonna check the cam sensor because with another mess around blowing the engine off with a compressor she was running fine but started a bit when hot! gutted thought I had sorted it cleaning the coils and plus!

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    Now fixed it was the cam sensor cleaned it all up and took her out on a drive and she stamped her feet pulling off my god shes running so smooth now.

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