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92 pontiac bonneville has no first gear and is poping under accel

When i go from a dead stop my car starts out in 2nd gear... when under that load to go it starts to pop like a backfire.... there has been times when it does work properly in first gear but not much. fluid is full but i dont know if it needs changed as i just bought it. help please...

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  • durock2000 Nov 12, 2008

    thanks..ill check it. i noticed that it didnt pop or backfire until i washed the engine bay. thatys when it started. the mass flo was blowen out due to the water pressure so i put it back but other than that im lost..how can i time this motor? i dont see a distrib? and i am 4500 feet of elev. what should my timing be?

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Check to see color of fluid and what it smells like: if its brown and smell burnt it no good.as for popping, sounds like timing is off/poss timing chain jumped.

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