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in need of some help or ideas before i lose the plot

i have a 156 v6 and it was running ok until i hit a big pothole and since then ive been having intermittent power losses when i ever i hit a bump which now seems to of upgraded itself to lose power when it likes bumps or not

i mean the power really drops off like its going stall then i get some power back but then it feels restricted.sometimes the power comes back full and im then having take measures to make sure i dont hit anyone in front such is the drastic increase.

its been like this for a fews weeks and now its really getting pass a joke

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Sounds like the throttle potentiometer, or the connection to it...
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Have a look in the passenger footwell. There is a small flap/hole with a reset switch for the fuel cut off valve. This shuuts your fuel pump off in the event of an accident. Make sure it is fully depressed. It may be slightly different place on your 156, its there on my 147.

I had to go out to my friend three days after christmas, 11.30pm 40 miles away as he had hit a pothole and tripped this. Hed been trying for 20 mins trying to get started and said it sounded like it wanted to go. Got there, in thick fog, cold and wet. Popped bonnet, pressed reset, jump started and away he went.

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Have a look at the underside of the cats and see if you hit them - you might have damaged the matrix.
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Have a look in the passenger footwell. There is a small flap/hole with a reset switch for the fuel cut off valve. This shuuts your fuel pump off in the event of an accident. Make sure it is fully depressed. It may be slightly different place on your 156, its there on my 147.

I had to go out to my friend three days after christmas, 11.30pm 40 miles away as he had hit a pothole and tripped this. Hed been trying for 20 mins trying to get started and said it sounded like it wanted to go. Got there, in thick fog, cold and wet. Popped bonnet, pressed reset, jump started and away he went.
On the 156 it's under the front passenger seat. Think they are normally on or off though. Could be time to plug a laptop in and look for fault codes.
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Check the battery terminals are still tight first.
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thanks for the replys,
battery terminsals are fine,tried what i think might be the fuel cut off switch work for a while but nows seems the problem has returned and resetting the fuel switch is no longer an option.........looks like a trip w.a.d if i cant solve it
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solved the problem and now the cars now blown up all together,just incases any one else was having the same problem,its was the connection behind the glovebox,thanks for all your help
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So what else has happened .... timing belt let go?
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