Post by mxpxrocks2005 on Sept 23, 2006 0:21:56 GMT -5
hello, i have a 1976 AMC Pacer with auto on column and when we shift into gears it lugs down and dies. were not sure if there is like a linkage from the shifter to the carb that could be missing. like a throttle linkage? were not sure but would like some help before we take any further actions on going to a mechanic etc...any info would be helpful. thank you. T.J.
Post by cadipacer on Sept 26, 2006 19:34:30 GMT -5
More info needed; does the engine die out due to bad carb,or needs tune-up?,,or can you brake-torque it alittle and it still dies? How many miles are showing on the car? what color is the tranny fluid,, and smell burnt? does it do the same in reverse? or run good? phil
Post by mxpxrocks2005 on Sept 27, 2006 20:36:12 GMT -5
Thanks Phil, well im sure it needs a tune up, nothing we have tried helped it. the body has 60,000 miles and the engine has under 40,000. nothing smells burnt. dies in all gears. tranny fluid looks fine. TJ
TJ,,, does it idle good? does it rev-up easy? any black smoke at tailpipe( bad power valve) and most of all.. about the brake torque will that get it to move any or just grunt and die.. the low miles indicates not much activity, or a LONG period of sitting , if so, then it could be the tranny is bad.
Post by mxpxrocks2005 on Oct 7, 2006 15:27:53 GMT -5
well, no more advice needed. i found my problem it had a ton of missing valves. pcv valve and a vaccume line was disconnected. i got the oil changed compression checked and timed it. runs perfect thanks for all of your help. T.J.