when throttle is pressed open it bogs down as if it is out of fuel

Asked by Jun 22, 2007 at 12:50 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr Z24 Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

it idles fine but when you give a lot of throttle it loses all power as if out of fuel  

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Sounds like a throttle position sensor to me. Incorrect sensor reading sends an improper signal to the ECM and not enough or too much gas gets dumped into the engine. You may also have a bad spark plug or wire causing it to misfire under load and lose power.

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it got a new throttle position sensor and new plug and wire and that didnt work

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