What would cause bog-down when accelerating up-hill?
add; grand-limited-5.2- was accelerating fine before leaving...
Driving to Kentucky from Knoxville, accelerate to pass is good on way there, then higher elevation and starts bogging down when trying to pass on those uphill ‘truck passing lane’ areas, = they are short and require a “foot down” to pass before the lane ends and two vehicles are side by side.
I was thinking it was due to elevation, maybe the computer was not compensating enough for thinner air -- but on the way back the condition became worse. Ease on to the throttle and we speed up with ‘ease’, but accelerate hard, even on level ground and it bogs, I checked the TV-cable, it is not broken or disconnected.
Next thing is when I got home and stopped, water began pouring out at the center/ uh water pump area. Next day verified that the water is leaking at the pump’s shaft out-to-pulley area.
?? Faulty water pump causes poor acceleration?? That makes no sense.
Things to do tomorrow,
check plugs for fouling.
Check throttle cable and TV cable travel.
Check plug wires … tuneup with new wires was done only 2 months ago, and this is not my daily driver.
I gladly listen to the voice of experience;