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Old 06-15-2006, 05:22 PM   #1  
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problem with 2000 Z28 wont go over 20 MPH

I was driving at about 70 MPH on the freeway and the car started acting like it was out of gass but I had 1/4 tank. I pulled off to the shoulder and put it in park, it idled fine and reved good so I put it in drive and I had to punch it to get going cuz of traffic but the car just boged down and would not go over 20 MPH i stayed on the gas but it died.

If you ease into the gas, it will go faster but if you floor it it dies.

Any idea? I have it at the dealer hope in covered under my extended waranty

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Old 06-15-2006, 05:33 PM   #2  
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Almost sounds like the fuel pump went south....
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:05 PM   #3  
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yeah...i was gonna say fuel pressure

could be the maf too...but if it idles ok...it probably isn't that
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Thinking FP too - whatever it is should be covered with an extended warranty. Was the SES light flashing like a Christmas tree?
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Old 06-15-2006, 06:21 PM   #5  
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no light at that time. It was on for a while cuz of a O2 but it has gone off and stayed off for a few days.

Could it be a transmission problem or torque converter?

Hope its not the MAF cuz I have those larger blue MAF ends and I dont have the stock ones.


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ya it definately sounds like fuel problem if its acting like its gonna die at higher rpm/speeds
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no light at that time. It was on for a while cuz of a O2 but it has gone off and stayed off for a few days.

Thanks, Jason

With the O2 having gone south, it could also be a clogged catalytic converter.
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When did you change the fuel filter. Could be that your fuel filter is not flowing enough to get you up to a good speed. Was the o2 code for the front or rear o2s?
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With the O2 having gone south, it could also be a clogged catalytic converter.
If we were betting that's where my money would go. That's exactly how a car with broken catyalist will act and if that's it and it has under 80k miles on it, it will be covered by the emmisions warrantee not your extended warantee.
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Old 06-16-2006, 12:54 PM   #10  
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Re: problem with 2000 Z28 wont go over 20 MPH

Just got a call from the dealer. It was a dirty MAF sensor.

That and my trans mount was broke. I was wondering what banging noise was when I hit the gas.

$17.00 to clean it and $68 to find out it was dirty

I wish I thought about it before I had it towed in cuz my mothers car was doing the same thing and I cleaned hers and it was fin after that. She has a 2000 Celica

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don't oil your K&N so much.

that's most likely why it was dirty.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:00 AM   #12  
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my oil pump went out and i was able to go as fast as i wanted but it sounded absolutely HORIBLE. The pump just quit and quit pumping. but im not sure what was making it only go up to 20. all i know is that im getting my whole engine rebuilt adding some more HP into it (: hehe. but yea when that happens you need to get it checked out immediately cause if you wait to long then your engine is screwed! and its just gunna cost up a storm. hopefully you got it fixed
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i woud hope so, it was 5 years ago.
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^^ hahaha
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:51 PM   #15  
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Re: problem with 2000 Z28 wont go over 20 MPH

So i just bought a 2000 camaro. And was driveing it a little fast. Then i could flor it and it would not go faster then 20 mph. Please help.
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