after hitting a few bumps on the road, i have lost almost all power .
going up hill, with a starting speed of 50, i end up at 30 or 25.
it seems to require more rpm's to maintain a constant speed and wont go above 50
there isnt much unusual noise either and shifts through all gears fine.
will this be a serious rebuild to the transmission or might it be something that i might be able to do with basic tools? i had it rebuilt at the beginning of the year and am still a little wallet sore from it.
Originally Posted by jmathis3
lots of hair pulling, tool throwing, beer drinking, swearing, and eventualy it will start. haha good luck.
x2 on the cat, the bump jarred loose the internal honeycomb and it has blocked your exhaust. You may only need to replace the cat if none of it has found its way back into the muffler. Now is a good time to upgrade to a hi-flow version!
there is also the possibility of a crack in your exhaust manifold. check just above the collector where the pipes start to combine. it doesn't take much of a crack to lose some power. here is where it seems to a common spot.
Get under your rig and bang a rubber mallet or your fist on the cat. If it rattles it is the culprit. It may also be so clogged that you will not be able to tell unless you take it out. Another option is to disconnect your exaust at the manifold and see how it runs. I know, loud but you would be able to tell if there was restriction still or not.
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