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My 93 nissan pickup has a manual transmission in which i

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have just replaced the clutch...
my 93 nissan pickup has a manual transmission in which i have just replaced the clutch. why does it want to shut off when going up hill?
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Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I have noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.

Can you please explain what you mean when you say it wants to shut off, are you saying the engine want to shut off and if that is the case does it restart right away. Please explain with full details and we can work from there.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the engine wants to shut off with the gas pedal to the floor
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

If you are loosing power under load I would start first with installing a fuel pressure gauge and monitor the fuel pressure while the problem is occuring.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i also had a 1/4 tank of gas in it that seemed to run out while i was test driving it... an yes it does crank right up after it shuts off. did i mention i just rebuilt the engine and there is some of exhaust smoke?
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Okay try adding some fuel and then check your fuel pressure if it still looses power after you add the fuel.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
how do i check fuel pressure?
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

You need to connect a fuel pressure gauge to the fuel supply line down stream of the of the pressure regulator and read the pressure.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
would low fuel pressure produce exhaust smoke? if not, what would be some causes?
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

No, low fuel pressure would not produce exhaust smoke, what color is the smoke?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
white
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

White smoke can be caused by either your burning oil which usually has a bit of a blue tint to it or coolant which is white like steam. Black smoke is usually due to over fueling causing a rich condition,

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i guess it has a blueish tint to it...
what would cause that?
remember i just rebuilt the engine..;
would that be a cause to loss of power going up hills?
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

If its blueish then its likely oil , my first thought would be either rings have not seated or there not staggered correctly.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i thought i put the top and middle rings on opposite sides of the piston
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Well if it pushing blue smoke its usually oil, you may want to give it some time and see if the seat.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
see if what?
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

See if the rings will seat which will seal them if you are sure you got them staggered right.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
would there be any other reason for it to smoke like that?
is there a way to check if they are seated correctly with removing them?
would that be the cause of the loss of power while going up hill?
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

If the smoke is blue then its oil and there is no way to check seating and or the staggering with out pulling the pistons.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
would that be the cause of the loss of power while going up hill?
Transmission Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Like I said, if its not a loss of engine compression then I would start with installing a fuel pressure gauge and monitor the fuel pressure.

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