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Runs but stalls going uphill. takes forever to

Runs but stalls going uphill. takes forever to gain speed after a complete stop

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Have a compression check done on the engine

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Accelerating uphill


loses power
well if the RPM advances fast on engine and the car speed dont
that is tranny slip.
on the other hand if the engine RPM stays low, and speed is low that
is engine power loose.
2 completly different things, why not ask him which it is.
is my engine weak or is the the tranny slipping.
surely you know what slip means. right>?
like bumping in to neutral , under power. or partially
ENGINE RPM state that, going up said hill WOT
and can tell you.

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