The thing is that ever since i replaced my intake manifold gasket there was a slight power loss in the 1st gear when it shifts to 2nd gear teh engine roars and it just feels like there is more power there but when I step on it from a stop It does NOT hesitate or anything bad like that but the tires don't spin at all it'll just start going forward.
I was thinking of replacing my egr valve but I took it off today and it seems fine the valve goes in and out pretty easily although its a little slow to go back out I think its normal.
In park and neutral the throttle response is great no stumble or hesitation.
How would I know if my 1st gear is messed up causing the less power to be transferred to the wheel? I searched and there were a coupel mentions of the 1st gear being bad sometimes causing power problems.
i do have a slight buck/hard shift from 1-2 gear its hardly noticeable but its there.
I'm sure the hoses are routed correctly the fuel filter and wires/plugs have been replaced my car has 53000 miles. 02 sensors replaced last year
Is it possible for the cats to be plugged with such low mileage? the previous owner drove it daily but only for about a 10 mile drive so she put very few miles on the car and I drive it only about 3 times a week average 150 miles total a week.Is there any other way to know if they're plugged besides the cat rattling?
Why would a leaking exhaust cause a power loss I've read this a couple times but dont understand why?
One of my exhaust bolts broke that was also attached to a bracket going to the back of the alternator I wonder if this has anything to do with it.
I'll probably replace my egr valve but I would prefer not to replace anything that is still working. An autozone guy tested the valve 2 weeks ago and it still held suction so can it still be defective?