[200q20v] Car is running poorly

-J J- fussball_3 at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 12 01:15:43 EST 2000

   I have been having troubles with my 200 for the past 3 days. It started 
on thursday when we had heavy rains all day and night, and I did a lot of 
driving that day too. It was cold also, perhaps 40 degrees F. On the day it 
was raining the car started very hard, and idled roughly, nearly stalling, I 
would have to give it gas to keep it from stalling. When i wqould start 
driving it would hesitate on accleration. WHen warm it would run fine 
though. On friday i could not get the car to start at all. It would crank 
fine, so no problem with the battery, but it would not catch. Today it 
started hard again, I had to crank for 5 seconds or more. It is idling 
terribly now, it will stall even if i give it gas. I drove it for a bit and 
it got better when warm, but then i just tried to start it 20 minutes ago, 
and the idle was worse than ever, and i didnt dare try to drive it for fear 
of stalling and not being able to start it agin.
ANy thoughts? BTDT's?  BTW before this the car would start right away, and 
would occasionally idle roughly, but never for more than 30 seconds or a 


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