Slugish up Hills
Great forum...saved a bunch on the VATS bypass recomendation. My 97 SSE is very sluggish going up hills. The more gas I give it the more it seems to lug. It will eventually shift down into 3 and then it goes fine. Lately I just put it in 3 before aproaching the long hills to avoid the situation. Sometimes I will just tap the brakes to unlock the converter on the shorter hills.
The car runs great otherwise and gets 27 mpg. I have cleaned the MAF, changed plugs and wires, new delco coils. The Upper manifold was changed recently with no help.
Im not sure if I have a power loss under load problem, or my converter isnt unlocking as it should. Can others on the site get over long steady hills without the converter unlocking?