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    Exclamation Replaced my timing belt on my 98 zx2 runs rough sometimes

    I just replaced my timing belt and my car runs rough and the idle surges sometimes. I can drive the car some days and it runs okay then after driving around for say 10 minutes it wants to die on me at every stop sign or if I put it in neutral. It has been getting bad gas mileage as well. I don't know if I got the timing off a bit or if there is a new problem. I cleaned maf and checked all spark plugs and the coil pack. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Double check your timing. That would be the easiest thing. It could be messing with the vct if it is off.


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    Thanks. I will check it on Monday when I'm off. I have a feeling it is off timing but barely.

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    Sounds vac related. Do you have the check engine light on?

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    Mines doing about the same thing. Rough idle and almost feels like a slight miss while cruising. Have changed the coil and wires and has new plugs. No CEL though.

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    Check PCV elbow, line, and valve.
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    ps. I don't work at autozone so I am not master mechanic but I read books and have the intranet

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