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Car is having hard time going up a hill and sputters on flats

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There are two reasons for the same.....
1. No compression in th eengine... You will have to get new piston rings.

2. The clutch pressure plates hace worn off.. you will have to get them changed.
The most common reason is the clutch plates.

Posted on May 05, 2010


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