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post #1 of 7 Old 07-02-2013, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Accelerating too slow

My 89' comanche seems like it's not taking off fast enough. It bogs down a little when I let off the clutch and give it gas. It's not every single time, maybe 4 out of 5 times. At first I didn't think it was a problem, but it's affecting my off-road capability. Without the acceleration power (because it bogs down) I'm not able to get up hills that would normally be cake.

4.0 L pushing 31" tires if that helps

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-03-2013, 08:13 PM
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If this is something that has seemed to be slowly getting worse, 9 times out of 10 its going to be the result of a clogged catalytic converter.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-03-2013, 08:53 PM
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If its a clogged catalytic converter the easiest thing to do is take the side of a hammer and bang on the catalytic converter. The banging should create enough of a vibration to knock whatever might be clogging it loose. Then driving it should work it through your exhaust. You could also buy a can of Seafoam. That will also help clean out your exhaust system. I've had much success with these methods.
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-04-2013, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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If its a clogged catalytic converter the easiest thing to do is take the side of a hammer and bang on the catalytic converter. The banging should create enough of a vibration to knock whatever might be clogging it loose. Then driving it should work it through your exhaust. You could also buy a can of Seafoam. That will also help clean out your exhaust system. I've had much success with these methods.
Ill have to try doing that today. What clogs it? I thought just carbon monoxide traveled through their.
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-05-2013, 08:37 PM
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I've read hydrocarbon buildup from different fuel mixtures, among other things but I never really gave it much thought beyond trying to correct the problem and moving on. Sometimes it's hard to determine how serious something is and over thinking the solution will just cost more money so consider a dealership or monkey wrench place as a last resort. If my idea doesn't work theres always other options. This site gave some other ideas: http://www.ehow.com/list_7394440_cat...on-issues.html. Take it for what you will. Good luck
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-27-2013, 12:03 PM
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Might wana check your drivetrain. Mine was doing similar things right up until I shattered a U-Joint doing 85mph 50 miles outside Needles.
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-30-2013, 06:05 AM
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