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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-08-2014, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Question Surging idle and no power

96 Thunderbird with a split-port. The car has been great, but just recently has developed a slightly surging idle. By slightly, I mean probably 50-150 RPM change. It makes the car shake a bit and it lurches if the brake is let off enough to gently move forward. Also, there is no power at all upon acceleration...meaning that throughout the RPM range, there is really no acceleration at all.

The only code coming up is P0174.

So, what I have done:
-New O2 sensor, bank 2
-Cleaned MAF
-New air filter
-IAC seems to be working, been cleaned not too long ago
-TPS also seems to be functional with a MM
-Checked for vacuum leaks and none found so far
-fuel filter is new in last 5,000 miles
-fuel pump was replaced in September, along with a HG set in December
-PCV is working
-I haven't checked with a gauge, but I have vacuum, although it seems to be a little bit on the low side.

This is also not something related to the transmission. The transmission hasn't given me any problems, and the problem also comes up with a lot of hesitation on the first time I pump the accelerator after it is started. I am usually decent with diagnosing problems like this, but this one has me stumped. Any recommendations?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-17-2014, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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I'm replacing the intake gaskets later today hopefully. There seems to be a slight hissing coming from under the throttle body now. Over the past week, it has gotten increasingly worse until I just parked it a few days ago. Hopefully that fixes it...
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-25-2014, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Just so that it is on the record for anyone else having a similar problem, I had the car towed and the problem was the crankshaft pulley sleeve was broken/breaking. I didn't notice its movement, but it was enough to destroy the seal and also cause the teeth to travel unnoticed by the hall effect sensor (crankshaft). This made the timing to not advance, along with a couple other issues I am sure. It is running like it should, now that it has been replaced!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2014, 09:34 PM
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would you mind reading my thread below, i wonder if it could be related
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