Do I have a compression problem?

Tiny
CWHILL
  • 1980 MAZDA RX7
  • 100,000 MILES

Do I have a compression problem in my 1980 mazda rx7 engine if the rpm's top out at 5500 when I floor it in 2nd gear? It stops accelerating and then when I let off the gas pedal and allow the gear to shift into 3rd the car begins to accelerate again? The transmission is a 3 speed automatic. How do I fix it, I don't have a rotary mechanic anywhere near me.

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 AT 3:01 AM

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Tiny
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Sounds more like the transmission is slipping-have it checked further

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 AT 6:42 AM
Tiny
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The trans isn't slipping, its not continuing increase in rpms

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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Go to this walk thru links: http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-hesitates and http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-has-low-power-output

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Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 9:00 PM

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