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Re: V8 Power Loss
Hairy green toads from Mars made Randall C. Markarian say:
> Anyway, the V8 has been running very well since the Ox sensor was
> changed a couple of months ago, but recently, it started to lose power
> and not just when the engine is cold. Some things that I have noticed
> are that the problem is very intermittant. It is more likey to occur
> after the cat has been driven and then sat for a while. Also, when it
> is down on power, it does not downshift as quickly (requires more
> throttle before downshifting) as usual. Then, the next time it is
> driven, all is fine.
> I keep wondering if it is a sensor going bad or vacuum leak. Any help
> will be greatly appreciated.
Since the auto shifter is misbehaving, I'd be thinking vacuum leak.
"More throttle" == "more vacuum" to make it shift. Sometimes, hoses
get soft and collapse inward under a good vacuum. Maybe this is
happening to you.
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