1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Repair Question
My engine runs smoothly, but it is really weak.
However, when i took her out today, the engine was very, very weak.
I had trouble getting out of my steep driveway, which normally is no problem.
The truck still feels smooth, but when I reached the peak point of a gear today, it was noticeably weaker than the day before. I live in a hilly area, and normally I can get up hills no problem, using 2nd gear sometimes on the really steep parts.
Today I had to cruise very slowly in 1st gear to get up the hills. It was like riding a lawn mower.
Any ideas on the problem? I recently rebuilt this truck
(new (used) engine, radiator,etc.) so I would like to try and fix the problem myself.
check your throttle linkage.
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Do you smell anything abnormal? What happens if you get going in first and shift into third or fourth? Try disconnecting the catalytic converter and see if that makes any difference.
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could also be timing from the injector pump. remove the covers and verify the timing marks.
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