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Join Date: Oct 2017
My Ride: 1985 Shelby Charger
Engine: 2.2L 315cid L4
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'85 SC "Power Loss"
My car is a 1985 Shelby Charger. Driving home from work today, no issues. Sitting at a stop light and car begins idling around 2000 RPM. Driving down the road, 55 mph in 5th gear, everything is fine for a while, then "Power Loss" dash light turns on and car starts to buck. I didn't know what was going on, so I pulled off onto a back road and sat there for a few minutes. Car was idling around 900 RPM as normal so I continued on my way.
Got about a mile down the road when it happened again, worse. Power loss light flickering and engine choking simultaneously. Engine temperature was good, voltage never dropped. Car eventually stalled. Sat there for another 10 minutes, drove the rest of the way home, no issues.
After getting home, I checked that the distributor cap was tight, base was tight, spark plug wires all plugged in, connections on coil are good, vacuum lines all connected, and battery terminals are tight.
Last edited by Newt; 06-13-2019 at 07:22 PM.