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Old 10-08-2004, 10:03 AM   #1
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Question Chugging Justy

I put this here because I'm not really sure where the problem is in my car, but I was hoping to describe what's going on and see if anyone knows what is wrong.

First of all, the car is really chuggy in first and second gears and jackrabbits quite a bit. I know that the clutch is engaging, so I don't think it's related to that. It smooths out somewhat in third and fourth and has better performance in general, but it still chugs some once you get up to speed in either of those gears. Also, it didn't slowly get worse; it was just suddenly performing very badly.

One thing that my husband thinks is worth noting: He noticed haziness on the windows, as if some condensation is occuring, so maybe some steam is coming into the car? He mentioned it because his mother's old Maxima once had a similar problem with condensation and he thinks that she found out that coolant was getting into the engine. The difference is that our condensation is barely noticable, whereas hers was boiling into the car while she was driving it. He wants to know if this could be our problem, and does that jive with the car performing better in higher gears?

If anyone has any suggestions at all, they would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

By the way, I *think* that our Justy is an '88.
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Old 10-08-2004, 12:17 PM   #2
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I'm not very knowledgeable on Justy's, but knowing they're all carbureted would have me checking that out first.

Try the USMB. A lot more Justy owners over there who can help you better than I.
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Old 10-09-2004, 07:37 PM   #3
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I'd say to check the fuel filter first.
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