Engine Performance problem
1992 Pontiac Sunbird 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 122000 miles
I just got this Sunbird from a buddy. I bought it knowing it needed a cylinder head, which I did and the car is back together and running.
i went to take it on it's first drive in probably a year at the least, and the car has very little power. It barely makes it up hills, and then on the way down a hill it will wind out just like it should and shifts just fine. Soon as there is another hill I lose power again and no amount of pumping the accelerator makes anything different whatsoever.
The timing is within a tooth, so I know it's not that. The transmission fluid is at the full line as it should be.
Essentially, I have no power under load, especially when trying ANY kind of hill (even small ones)
Monday, April 26th, 2010 AT 3:30 PM