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No power in acceleration

We've taken off the catalytic converter, replaced plugs, put in new oil, filter and more things. Changed belts and still no power. Going up a hill takes time. Once you get going straight it will accelerate, but any small hill it takes a bit for it to go to second gear. It is an Automatic. Also, the lights on the interior, the blinkers and others seem to have a short in them. We've checked all the fuses and everyone is ok. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks

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  • pixiestar71 Jul 28, 2010

    Thank you for answering. It turned out to be a bad Coil Housing...Now it drives like a dream. The only thing now is trying to figure out why, the dashlights wont work and why the gas gauge won't work.

    Thanks

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Bad plug wire sounds like is the problem. had the same problem on a previous car.

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