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Old 01-03-2008
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Intermittant power gains.

I know it SOUNDS good. but i like it when it rides real nice and when it doesn't It's a NOTICABLE Difference.

Sometimes i drive it and its real sluggish. other times it feels like its producing WAY more torque / Horsepower. Warm/Cold/Hot. makes no difference. road makes no difference. nor do hills.

what i want to know is why this could be happening?or is it because its a power LOSS and Sometimes it runs normal?
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auto?... could be your torque converter or just your computer adjusting to more aggressive driving and changing shift points
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mine did that too, not sure what it is.
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like, on the highway, it would pull when you push the gas, other times you have to keep the pedal to the floor to keep the truck around 70.

and when it was running good, it got really good gas mileage, other times it would drink gas like it was nothing and run like crap.
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manual. i have complete control of MY Rpms, boyz. lol i mean it literally feels like its more powerfull. takes off, gets to speed with little effort. and even SOUNDS better through my exhaust as oppsed to other times.


^ im dead serious about all this and am kinda concerned about why its doing this.
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well both my ideas were wrong since you dont have auto and dont have a converter ha
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hehe. good ideas either way. just not the it.
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mine seems to do that...same truck you have...think its jus my imagination...but the 20 degrees weather really helps my truck ha ha....
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ok so im NOT crazy. someone have any other ideas?
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think our minds jus tell us we have a 302 under the hood and not a 2.3 LOL
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i wonder if they think im joking?
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lol dont matter...you drive your truck..they dont so how would they know...how does your truck pull those 31s
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i dunno my truck seems to work about the same way all the time = slow lol
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lol dont matter...you drive your truck..they dont so how would they know...how does your truck pull those 31s
EASY. lol i have a manual. and 4.56 gears. it doesnt light up tires as easy anymore (Partially because my clutch is in need of replacement) but i still haul ***. also on another note. the gov. set at 95 doesnt kick in until 115mph.
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Mine does that too. Been trying to figure it out myself the last 3 yrs i've had my truck.
If you happen to figure this out let me know. I'm not really concerned about it, but i am a little curious. *maybe giving that hamster under the hood in the spinning wheel a Red Bull will help!!*
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haha well with 4.10s and 31s it wont happen...i can still bark 2nd and leave 10ft black marks and red lights but dont cuz buckshots are $$$ so i wish mine would gain power again
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clutch sliping??
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mine isn't doing it anymore since i put the new 2.5 in.

maybe it was the t-stat, it was broken when i took it out, or it could be the o2 sensors.

it could be something as simple as the battery being unhooked for a month.
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the intermittent power

how many miles do you have on the truck?
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