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Hey all. I've got a problem, kinda scary too. When casually accelerating, my truck is fine. From about 5 miles an hour, I hit it hard, 80-100% throttle, and at about 15, the truck loses tons of power, like it's going to die or the engine is going to seize it lurches as if i'm slamming on the brakes HARD, and i back out of it. Then I'll hit it again, less throttle, and it'll go. From a punch at 35mph, it's fine. Only from a stop or slow roll. What I don't get is that the RPM's drop. That kinda leads me to not believe it's the transmission.. I just don't know. This is the 2nd time it's happened. It started yesterday. I'm nervous to replicate it. Any help would be awesome.
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TPS could be one problem I can think of.
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Would that throw a CEL? I forgot to add, I do NOT have a check engine light.
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Sounds like a fuel delivery problem, filter or pump. I've seen this before on an older carborated 383, it would run fine however under load lose power. Turned out to be a clogged fuel filter.
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Would that throw a CEL? I forgot to add, I do NOT have a check engine light.
Not necessarily. Could just need to be cleaned.
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It could be a TPS . But normally they will set a code . I have seen alot of faulty map sensors and they don't set a code all the time . Map sensor is critical with fuel enrichment .
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Hmm, and would this affect the drivability of the truck while casually crusing? This was only in 1st gear under load it seems. OD on or off.
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