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dirty fuel filter, needs oil change.

Answerloss of compresson ie. worn rings, leaking head gasket, burnt valves

incorrectly adjusted linkage to foot pedal to maifold

bad fuel pump, dirty fuel or air filter, dirty injectors, clogged exhaust or worn turbo,bad or dirty EGR valve or cat convertor on models so equipped

AnswerFirst and foremost, air filter. I have a diesel truck that experienced the same problem. You might see excessive smoke as well when this is happening. Change your air filter. You should be changing it at least once a year anyways and maybe even more if your dealing with dry desert like conditions. AnswerI once had a diesel rabbit that was killed by a sucession of bad mechanics including a dealership and so called radiator specialists. Loss of power came on along with overheat on drives over fifteen minutes. It turned out that half of the radiator was blocked. The slow death came on because the raditor was half working. Whne my engine was changed at a junk yard, the juhnk yard mechanic discovered the problem that killed my original engine and was never properly diagnosed by the dealership and the so called radiator can colling specialists. This may not be your answer, I hope it is for someone drawn to your inquiry. answer2 things will stop a diesel DIRTY fuel and a DIRTY aircleaner but if weather is extremely cold, diesel will gell (freeze) and engine will lack power until diesel warms up Answerperhaps your turbo has blown if it is a TD TDi or CDTI etc..
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Why does your diesel car lose power?

Lack of fuel, lack of air flow, restricted exhaust.


Will your car give and lose power if the liters are cracked?

i would say loose power


Why would a diesel car lose power and is there any timing adjustment on diesel cars?

A dirty air filter will cause a lost of power, also a clogged fuel filter will - Yes there are timing marks - but they are on the injector pump & usally don't change unless the hold down is lose. A good injector cleaner is a good idea to use when you fill-up.


Why would your car lose power after starting and shut down?

its faulty


What would cause a car to lose power on inclines?

Not enough horse power or in the wrong gear.


Why does a car lose power?

runs out of petral,but that's power for a car so yes


If you have a good alternator in your car why would it still lose power?

Bad battery, Parasitic drain.


What would cause your car to shake when coming to a stop and lose power?

You may need rotors


What are the symptoms if water gets into diesel car engine?

A small amount of water, engine will idle poorly and lose power. A large amount of water, engine will cease to run.


Why does your diesel car lose power while driving?

Could be a number of reasons.. you could be losing compression, you could have a clogged diesel particulate filter (if so equipped), worn components... you'd need have have it inspected to narrow down the cause.


What type of power is a car?

Gasoline, diesel or electric - it's all fossil fuel power.


Why did my car lose power and then cut out?

The most common cause for a car to lose power and then cut out is a bad fuel pump. The fuel pump will steadily get worse and eventually the car will not start.


Why would a vehicle lose power and burn oil?

a car would lose power and burn oil by getting old or maybe if its burning a lot of oil u should switch to a different type like vavoline or penzoil.


Will car lose power when turbo goes out?

yes


Is there a difference between petrol and diesel car batteries?

a battery for diesel will have more power.a petrol battery for say a ford van would have Cold Cranking Amps: 420Capacity: 45 AhThe battery for the same van but diesel would be Cold Cranking Amps: 450Capacity: 55 Ahor about 30% more power


What would cause a 89 olds ciera to lose power when accelerating or car will not drive a hill car quits?

if its bogging down it could be catalic converter


What would make a car to lose power smell make noise and mist?

could be a possible blown head gasket


Why would a car lose power a few seconds after starting but then work normally?

Loose or damaged battery cable perhaps.


Which fuel is better-normal or premium for diesel car?

I would just go with DIESEL and not GASOLINE


Will car lose power when head gasket blows?

Yes, it can.


How do you make your own gasoline?

You can make ethanol (drinking alcohol) and power your car with that, or you can put biofuel into your car if it runs diesel.


What is a jet fueled car?

Jet fuel is high grade diesel so a jet fuel car would use high grade diesel fuel.


Lost power to car while driving?

Do you lose power when you turn the radio on? Probably electrical


What do diesel car run on?

diesel


Will a bad egr sensor make a car lose power?

yes it will not only lose power it will run rough in some cases not run at all