Help Please Car Feels A little Sluggish When accelerating
First of All I would Like to thank everyone who helps ahead of time. These forums are great.
I have a 2003 LS430 with 146K miles on it and just recently I'm noticing my car takes a little longer to get up to speed. I changed the oil and intake air filter. No effect. Transmission shifts fine and I changed the spark plugs about 50k miles ago. Someone recommended changing the fuel filter but no one seems to have a part number I don't have a lexus dealership for miles around here. The haynes manual that someone checked for me says it was in the gas tank. Was that correct. Either way I could use some advice.
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I would add a bottle of fuel injection additive (or two) into a tank of fuel. May be your injectors, then again it may be your plugs too(even though you swapped them 50k ago). It honestly could be any number of things, catalytic converter, exaust leak, injectors, fuel filter, plugs, so many things...try the injector cleaner though.
Thanks I added some lucas fuel treatment it only cleans the injectors. I'm on the second bottle now and I'm not really feeling a difference.
I'd like to replace my cat. A while ago I had my check engine light come on and I got the obd code saying the bank 2 cat failed. I ended up having to fix an exhaust leak that fixed the check engine light problem. I'd like to replace the cat anyone know where I could find direct fit cats other than from the dealer they run about $1200 ea and I wanted to go ahead and replace them both but at that price I may as well get a new car and use that for a down payment.
When you say sluggish, do you mean a hesitation from the time you push the gas pedal to the time the car responds or are you more referring to the feel that the engine isn't pulling as strongly as it normally does?
2004 LS 430, Flint Mica/Black, Modern Luxury
i would reset the ecm back to defaults disconnect the battery for 5 min then reconnect. The car learns your driving habits and also retards the ign timing map if non premium fuel is used and knock sensors indicate detonation from low octane fuel.
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