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I made an earlier post where my 96 Sportage had little or no acceleration. Changed plugs. coils and air filter. Didn't help. Have not changed fuel filter/pump.

What I did do is take off a little 1/2 inch rubber cap off the left side of engine - easily seen across from the battery. The cap is covering a little intake tube - don't know what this tube is for or why it's capped. This helped by apparently letting more air into the engine so now the car's performance is a little better when starting from a stopped position.

1) Is it safe to run the car with this cap off?
2) If part of the problem is that the engine is not getting enough air then what can I do to let more air into the engine? I changed the air filter and that didn't make a difference.

Thanks for any replies....
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