CAR HAS NO POWER GOING HILLS

  • Tiny
  • Panama-Samantha
  • 2001 KIA CARNIVAL
  • 140,000 MILES

Just bought the car second hand yesterday and noticed that when you drive up hills, the car seems to really struggle. Also the engine temperature is in the middle of the gauge, so getting hot. Im not doing anything out of the ordinary - just putting my foot down on the accelerator. (Car is Diesel, automatic)

Also noticed when I moved the car after having parked overnight that there is an oily substance on the floor. Could it be transmission fluid?

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 9:20 PM

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  • Tiny
  • DrCranknWrench
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Here is a walk through diagnostic for your situation. Just follow the lionk below;

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-has-low-power-output

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 9:33 PM

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