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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Car doesnt seem rite??????

So at first car **** the bed bad. Top speed of like 25 mph. Then graduallly over fifty miles it got better n was running perfect. Drove 200 plus miles n no codes yet but its got no balls. I never owned a car this big with a 6 banger but i think it shud be lil better. Its dohc motor.Today on a long gradual hill on highway it was stuck at 65 mph. No matter what i did it wouldnt even go 66. My gas milage seems little bad then again maybe its just me. I drive 30 miles to work n 27 miles of it is highway. Two times i ran a tank n im getting lil less then 20 mpg. Def not gettn 20. No skips n runs very smooth
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Sort of hard to understand what's going on but I think you are driving the car in D (Drive) rather than OD (Over Drive), which is probably why you can't go faster than 65. Also, your parking brake may be on.



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01 Sable .... No power Please help!!

Lots of info on what sounds like the same problem I had. I didn't get any codes with that issue either.

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No im not in drive..lol n parking brakes not on. I owned a car dealership n body shop for 20 years so i know the basics. I gotta read that thread. Im now down to less then 15 mpg n as a lil test i was goin 50 on flat road. I floored it n it down shifted n took 9 second to get from 50 to 55..lmao.
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sousa... that is exactly what my cars doin. I gotta read thru whole thread when i have time. It def feels like a clogged cat or something.
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Also i am at 600 miles and my cat and evap still incomplete when i check with diagnostic tool. odd
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Cats are talking to you. Probably need to change them out~~
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ya thats exactly what it feels like. They cost more then the dam car . Can i clean them out n not have check engine issues for emmision i wonder
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ya thats exactly what it feels like. They cost more then the dam car . Can i clean them out n not have check engine issues for emmision i wonder
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I have a shop that charges $40 labor+ the cat. He can get good spec cats for $350. Just the price of the game. Better than screwing the rest of it up~~
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