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|Power loss backing up steep hill||Joseph Barndt||4-6-16|
|I just acquired a 1995 National dolphin 35 with ford f53 chassis and v-8 460 ci engine. It loses power climbing steep hills, especially in reverse. Any clue what's going on? Is it okay to reverse up steep hill?|
|Re: power loss backing up steep hill||Bubba The Bus Tech||4-6-16|
|So a little back ground|
Your transmision is not designed to be heavily loaded in reverse or at least is weaker in reverse.
Your drive line, engine, trans, drive shaft rear differential and rear suspension are all not designed to work under heavy load in reverse. Things like drive shaft angles and motor mounts all are stressed the oposite way Ford intended.
By the way you should check your motor mounts.
But you said "Looses Power" that infers at least that it starts out a full power and losses as you go backwards, if I had to guess I am going to guess fuel supply issue, low fuel in the tank, broken motor mount that alows the engine to shift over and pinch, kink or strech a fuel line, an electrical conection that shifts and lowers voltage to a critical component.
Check your motor mounts.