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WASH 03-19-2012 12:07 AM

Car repair
 
I have a chevy s-10 1995 thats losing acceleration

polarzak 03-19-2012 05:22 AM

With all that detail that you have given, it could be anything from a bad piston to not pushing the gas enough going up a hill.

DexterII 03-19-2012 08:02 AM

I'm going with the gas pedal thing. If not that, the ball and chain hooked to the back bumper.

WASH 03-19-2012 10:13 AM

Chevy
 
No its not the gas pedal

joecaption 03-19-2012 10:18 AM

Needs a tune up, dirty fuel or air filter, plugged up catilitic converter. All simple DIY things to do.
Since you did not list anything you have tryed were all going to have to guess.

DexterII 03-19-2012 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WASH (Post 880677)
No its not the gas pedal

That's good. Now we're getting somewhere!

WASH 03-19-2012 01:32 PM

i cleaned the cat-converter and it was driving good i was about to change the filter that is on the gas line. it has a new fuel pump and air filter

BigJim 03-19-2012 01:34 PM

Low air in the tires and wheel bearing seizing up, oh and get your foot off the break peddle while driving.:thumbsup:

bbo 04-05-2012 06:13 AM

too little info.
would also need engine size. specific symptoms about when/how much/what type of accelleration is applied. the more info you can supply, the better.

have you tried s10forums.com ? They can be rude, but are about the biggest one out there if I recall.

raylo32 04-05-2012 07:12 PM

You "cleaned" the catalytic converter? Huh?? Maybe you contaminated it and killed which could cause major backpressure.

dougp23 04-05-2012 07:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raylo32 (Post 892580)
You "cleaned" the catalytic converter? Huh?? Maybe you contaminated it and killed which could cause major backpressure.

Agree. How does one CLEAN a catalytic converter? I had a 1985 S-10 that would do this, and I mean, I could go from 65 mph to no more than 20 mph, with it floored. Plugged catalytic converter in my case.

Windows on Wash 04-15-2012 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dougp23 (Post 892592)
Agree. How does one CLEAN a catalytic converter? I had a 1985 S-10 that would do this, and I mean, I could go from 65 mph to no more than 20 mph, with it floored. Plugged catalytic converter in my case.

+1

There is no "cleaning" of the catalytic converter that I have ever seen.

noquacks 04-19-2012 07:05 PM

I agree- as soon as we find out how to clean a cat, lemme know.........I still have my original one on my 87 sunbird, and Im sure its time to clean it.......

rusty baker 04-20-2012 09:06 AM

Have you changed your blinker fluid and rotated the air in your tires?

D-rock 04-20-2012 12:00 PM

Now I have heard people say they have "cleaned them out" by gutting them, but never actually cleaned it out


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