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I had a jasper replace engine installed about 18 months ago, at that time of replacement, the car seemed to have just a little lack of power when going uphill. Now, you have to downshift into 2nd gear just to get up any incline. Car runs prety good on the straight and level. I have been trouble shooting it for about two weeks off and on. Replaced egr valve and fuel filter. Tried a new distributor which didn't help either. The car is very rough now even in idle. You have to hold your foot on the pedal to maintain a reasonable idle. Any suggestions?

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Was the engine a long or short block ? Did the old engine fail with bad bearings, and excessive oil consumption? Rod through the block?Does car have well over 100,000 miles?
Plugged converter? Timing belt off a notch? Ignition timing not properly bypassed through computer,before adjusting ignition timing! Tps switch open! Fuel nozzel defective if equiped with throttle body injection,vacumn to pressure fuel regulator,also for fuel injectors or multi fuel system. give me some feed back!

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