1979 280zx 5 speed. Car starts . Barely idles. When I push accelerator, engine shudders and sometimes backfires through air flow meter. What coand old cause this?

Jay Davidson

Asked by Aug 04, 2014 at 03:55 PM about the 1979 Datsun 280Z

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Changed plugs, wires, fuel filter, and throttle valve switch.

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The timing is way off. Did you try to ajust it? Or did the distributor cap come lose? Start there.

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