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Bmw312i 2004. Lost forward power. Car went well until stopped on hill at lights would not go forward backed back to flat. Started very slow and then went ok

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Without any further info, it sounds like a transmission fluid issue.
If it was running fine when level and started acting up while in an incline, you may not have sufficient transmission fluid in the transmission.
The fact that it started to move slowly then went ok once level is an indication. If you continue to drive in this condition, you could damage your transmission.
You should have your fluid checked (some of these newer transmission are 'sealed', meaning there is no 'dipstick', but any competent shop can check the level and the condition of the oil)
Are you the original owner? If you bought it used, you may have uncovered the reason for selling, which I've heard can be temporarily masked by using additives, etc.
Any major transmission repair is going to be expensive...2~3 k

Posted on May 15, 2017

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SOURCE: 1997 Bonneville lost power going up a long hill

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.

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SOURCE: 2002 Hyundai Accent lost power

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, definitely an electrical issue. Some ideas to check, consider and/or explore:

  • IGN switch - check for loose, corroded or heating connections. To test, under normal usage of the vehicle, should feel warm but not overly hot. If so, then possibly loose connection;
  • fuse/relay box - check for loose, corroded or burned terminals, holders, clips and connectors/pins. Use an electrical contact cleaner and spray. It may also be necessary to scrape to remove burnt marks/corrosion;
  • fusible link - the battery would have 2 wires connected to the + terminal. The big wire goes to the starter, the smaller of the two is the electrical systems main wire. This normally goes to the fuse/relay box. Check for frayed ends, loose connection, corroded terminals. In some instances instead of being at the battery's + terminal, it is connected to the end of the big cable down at the starter motor.
  • ALL connectors with big wires - these carry the main +12 either as always ON, ACC or IGN. If a connector has a wire bigger than the others, check them. It may be necessary to disconnect to enable you access to the inside pins/terminals. Scrape them clean.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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need to recalibrate the throttlebody

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You sould have recieved a "recall" notice in the mail about the cruise control for fire and failure issues. they are adding a fusable link where the cruise control harness connects to the brake master cylinder. if you have not had the recall performed yet you should SERIOUSLY consider getting it done, mainly so it doesnt catch fire, but "could" be the result of the failure you've been experiancing! btw, almost ALL Ford vehicles have been affected with the cruise control recall. hope this helps!

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ur vehicle is in limp mode[ a safe mode ] which will get u home trying not to cause any damage to engine --theirs a few reasons the vehicle will do this-low oil pressure-transmission problem-have vehicle scanned most auto stores such as auto zone / advanced auto [check ur local area]do this service for free the code gives u a start point towards resolving ur problem

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