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Old 12-01-2003, 09:55 PM
turner turner is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Ipswich, MA
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Unhappy 89 300TE MA emissions test failure

I have a recently acquired 89 300TE with 210K on it and it failed the MA emissions test. Specifically:

HC gpm 2.31 (limit 2.00) FAIL
CO gpm 85.50 (limit 30.00) FAIL
NOx gpm 0.38 (limit 3.00) PASS
CO2 gpm 207.15 (no limit)

I am taking it to M & J Foreign Auto Repair in Rowley MA on Wed for diagnostics and repairs.

It also has a possibly related problem:

98% of the time it runs great, idles from a cold or hot start
just fine, great acceleration etc..

Occasionally I lose all power on a fresh start after a run to the store (engine warm) or at a stop sign. I've never had it happen on a cold start.

When it's from a warm start the idle is rough and I can tell it's going to do it.

If I floor it and release it sputters in the middle.

If I put into neutral I get the same power problem.

It goes away with about 30 sec of playing with the pedal.

CE light came on once while I was having the problem.
ABS light never comes on .
OVP fuses look fine, relay has a 1996 date on it.

Any thoughts/opinions are greatly appreciated!

This sounds familiar to a lot of other hesitation issues other people have posted about.

Although none of them seem to match exactly.

John Turner
Ipswich, MA (home of the Clam Box)

Last edited by turner; 12-02-2003 at 10:11 AM.
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