When I shift into 3rd gear, it revs high and I lose power, same goes for 4th gear especially if there is any sort of hill situation or uphill gradient. It will only go between 40 - 50 km/hr. Is this a transmission problem? Any help and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Sounds like it isn't going up a gear, but maybe going down?!?
There may be a problem where the shifter meets the shift rails.
Try shifting from 1st to 3rd and see if it seems like the same gear...
When I shift from 2nd to third, it revs high and it's gutless, almost like I shifted into 4th from 2nd. Just drops in power.
On a flat street, it's not so bad but if there are hills involved, I pull over and wait til all the cars pass before I head back onto the street for some 40 kmh driving.
Sounds like engine performance issues to me. Just not enough "ompf"!
Tune up time?
Shifting is still very smooth and I had a tune up last week.
The gear/clutch/maybe transmission thing just sort of started up this past week. A real loss of power. I've never had any major problems with it in the 25 years I've had it so it's due for something I guess.
Just to clarify...we are NOT talking automatic transmission here, correct?
IF a manual, and the engine revs and you have no power, then like suggested earlier...it's a slipping clutch issue.
Hello, Yes, correct it's a standard transmission.
I will bring it in to a mechanic next week. I used to go to the dealer to get things done but they would find all sorts of new things to have to fix so I stopped. Now if I bring it to a non-dealer mechanic, prices are better but each one diagnoses things differently. Last month I went to get some new tired and the mechanic at the tire shop said my bearings were shot and my tire was wiggling. A different mechanic said the bearings were fine and that the axle joint assembly was screwed.
Thanks for the advice thus far, it's all very helpful.
Last edited by eightyeightandahalf; 12-04-2013 at 11:41 AM.
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