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When starting to go up hill car looses power and bucks and lurches
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When starting to go up hill car looses power and bucks and lurches
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While driving down the road for no reason at all the car just shuts off. I put it in N and it starts and goes on. Also another thing... When I am going up an hill and get to 40 RPM it starts to buck. Has to reduce power and start over.
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What make the car loose power going up hill and starts jumping
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