85 4kq power hesitation when cold

gottasix gottasix at netzero.net
Sat Mar 8 13:53:35 EST 2003

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Hello listers,
Unable to locate an answer to this common 4kq problem in the archive so I l=
ook to you for assistance. I have an 85 4kq with 110K, my issue is when the=
 engine is cold; idles and starts fine, but when I attempt to take off and =
drive there is very little power, allot of hesitation, especially going up =
hills, but after 5 minutes or so, temp gauge needle gets to 4 o'clock, the =
car jumps to full throttle and has good power after that, like a sticky bre=
ather valve not allowing it to breathe. I can not see or hear any potential=
 vacuum leaks, just changed the temp sensor to the ecu (a problem you liste=
rs helped me with), plugs, wires, cap rotor, fuel pump/filter, air filter a=
re clean/new.  I have been dealing with this for the last 5 months (just le=
t the car warm up..), but I guess I am becoming impatient now and want to t=
ry to resolve the problem.  Thank you in advance for your thoughts..
85 4kq 110K
85 4kq 95K clean parts car

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