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Can I post a question re wife's car? (none MB!!)

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Capra, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. Capra

    Capra Senior Member

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    But just this once, it's fine :D
     
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    Thanks :D

    1.3 2005 Yaris. At low speeds/low engine revs it seems to feel juddery. Also does this when coasting off the throttle. Also, when changing gear there seems to be a alight delay when engaging throttle, makes smooth gear changes a challenge.
    I am not sure if something around fuelling is blocked, the plugs are only 12 months old.
     
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    Ah ok, I did some reading and that was mentioned along with HT leads. Even I could change a coil pack......I think :rolleyes:



    There is also an obvious lack of power from when we first had the car.
     
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    Have you checked to see if the brakes are binding ? This would answer all your symptoms.
     
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    This is not a new problem and has been like it for quite a while. I don't think the brakes are binding, and we did have the local garage who does some work on the car clean them out.
     
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    Yes but have you checked to see if any of the hubs are getting warm? All you would need to do is to touch each set of wheel bolts after a journey, to see if any are warm.
     
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    Ah ok thanks, I just popped out and both front cold, rear offside cold, but rear near side was warm, and the near side drum (rear drum brakes) was hot.
     
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    Link don't work. Some packs are for all 4 plugs . some are singular .
     
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    It's ok they were priced up for singles, works out as £80 for the four.
     
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    The lack of power depends on what you compare it to generally :D
     
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    It struggles to rev higher up the range. It was never that quick but does feel more sluggish.
     
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    That's expensive ... :eek:
     
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    No idea really, not really bought that many car parts over the years. These were on discount as well o_O
     
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    The 6 for my Smart Roadster were around £35 from Merc though 6 for my Omega were less than £15 from Vauxhall.
     
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    Are you talking about coil packs or spark plugs. My wife's slk 171 for 1 were £25 from ecp . mb probs wanted £100 for 1.
     
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