no power up hill


BeatleBaily
02-17-2011, 11:18 AM
:confused: It runs good on flat ground but when I start to go up hill it feels like I'm pulling a cement truck. Giving it gas does nothing.
1983 carb. 2.8 v6 manual trans.
Millage unknown, broken gauge.
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j cAT
02-17-2011, 02:05 PM
:confused: It runs good on flat ground but when I start to go up hill it feels like I'm pulling a cement truck. Giving it gas does nothing.
1983 carb. 2.8 v6 manual trans.
Millage unknown, broken gauge.
add your :2cents: here...


remove the O2 sensor, drive with the hole open....could be bad converter if it does run better with the hole open..could also be a pluged muffler..

oldblu65
02-17-2011, 03:51 PM
Classic converter failure symptom - no power !

BeatleBaily
02-17-2011, 05:37 PM
I ordered a new cat.

j cAT
02-17-2011, 06:23 PM
I ordered a new cat.


did you test out the restricted exhaust which I suggested ?

lets say I am correct the exhaust is restricted. the converter has melted down/clogged with carbon. first you must insure the engine is running properly.

If your carb or the fuel evap/vent system is defective this can cause the new converter to be damaged by trying to consume all the unburned fuel that this defect may create.

I have seen this before. looks like a glowing fire pit!

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