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1981 Monte Carlo doesnít respond like it should

Old 03-21-2019, 10:35 PM
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Default 1981 Monte Carlo doesnít respond like it should

Iíve had this problem for a while now. I donít really know when it started but whenever I step on the gas it accelerates really slow. It feels like the car is lazy. Sometimes I can hear it shifts gears kinda late so Iím thinking it could be the tranny? Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.
Old 03-24-2019, 10:49 PM
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That could be a few different issues, if shifting late like you said. I would do a tranny flush and screen change. Also change spark plugs and wires. Carburetor could cause sluggish reaction. What motor do you have?
Old 03-25-2019, 08:48 AM
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I would guess it probably the carberator needs some attention.Odds are it needs a rebuild which is nothing unusual for a 38 yo part. You should definitely put in a fuel filter in the carb before rebuilding. To check for a it leaks on the carberator, try spraying carb cleaner around and on the carb. If the idle changes you will need a rebuild.Also depending on the transmission , if its a. 4 speed automatic the shift points are also controlled by the adjustment of the detent (kickdown) cable located on the carberator. Changing the transmission fluid won't hurt either, probably cost ya about $30 if you do it yourself. Good luck

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