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I recently bought a ford bantam 1.8 diesel bakkie the car seems to have no power on a steep/ hill as a result one has to make a chane down up to gear one, is this normal
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The only thing that comes to mind is the catalytic convertor in the exhaust system.It can become restricted,reducing flow in the exhaust system,which also reduces engine power.These convertors run at fairly hot temperatures,and the extreme heat and conditions aggravated,or overloaded it.It's not very expensive to have it checked at a reputable muffler shop.I have seen extreme instances where this caused parts of the exhaust system to turn red,glowing hot.
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
SOURCE: loses power on steep grade
Sounds like you need a clutch replacement.
Try this. Go somplace where there are no cars, and no possibility of running into anything. Stop the car. Set the park brake. With the engine running, put the vehicle in 1st gear. Hold the foot brake pedal, and give it gas, and let out the clutch slowly.
If the engine does not stall real quick, the clutch disc is bad.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
i have a 51 plate diesel have a problem where it wont start ,it turns over if i leave it a while it then starts .recently it would not start at all had new fuel pump fitted was ok for a few hours then same problem the AA came out did all the usual checks then towed me to a ford garage the glow plug light is now flashig so the AA man says the code is a imoboliser fault but he thinks its a cam sensor any help thanks
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
sounds like a clogged fuel filter. you need to have the engine pressure checked for leaks, you can rent the pressure checker at autozone, it connects to ur radiator and u pump pressure into the cooling system if u find water leaking around the head u know u have a blown head gasket. if ok then check the cylinder compression should beable to rent this also. it screws into the spark plug holes has a gauge on it. alternator problem w/ the light is probaly you need to tighten the belt.hope this helps!!!
Posted on Apr 16, 2010
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