What would cause a car to lose power?
Aside from lack of gasoline(or diesel), lack of power may also be driven by drained battery or lack of ignition(ignition system failure). the comment below is correct. it is hard to give a specific answer for this since there are a lot that can cause lack of power and it may variy from car makes and models.
Best to have problem diagnosed with proper equipment. A good shop could run obdII tests, smoke test for vaccum leaks, misfire or lack of ignition. One easy diagnosis is to spray carb or throttle body cleaner in the throttle while giving gas and if the engine improves you have a fuel delivery issue if it stays the same then you have a breather problem. (exhaust leaks, vaccum leaks, or emmission components.
Turning the heat on would actually lower the engine temperature. It's a well known trick if your car starts to overheat. Having the A/C on causes a power loss to operate the compressor, which would also cause engine temperature to go up due to the hot air from the condensor going through the radiator.
What is wrong with my Suzuki Gran Vitara 1999 driving down road then all loss of power and it wont start again?
Why would my 1991 Cadillac Deville be backfiring when i get on the gas and it struggles to go up hills?
you have to go back to the basics the new motors are just like the old ones you need spark and gas the backfire is caused by your car being out of time this will also cause the car to lose power if i was you i would have the timing belt or chain checked out because after awhile they will get lose and start skiping
What could cause an 88 Caprice to lose all its power instantly while driving making you pull over then be unable to restart the car when no noises were heard in the engine and the car still turns over?
Quite possibly a failed fuel pump. What you would have noticed was the engine misfiring then stalling. It happens pretty quickly and you would not hear a thing. vbd that or running out of fuel. could also be that your throttle valve cable near the carb needs to be adjusted or replaced. this would cause your car to lose power and/or delayed shifting of the the transmission, usually accompanied with a loud noise when pressing…
What would cause a 99 Legacy Outback to lose power while going up hills you have to press on the gas for more power?
Have you checked to see if you are leaking any oil while you're traveling uphill? Loss of engine oil will cause your car to lose power, and eventually blow your engine if you don't replenish it. How much power are you losing? Every car will slow down when you're going up a hill and will require you to push harder on the gas to maintain the same speed. A bad knock sensor will cause very…
Historically, rioting and suicide are the last actions of a group committed to a lost cause. They are desperation measures. As the Palestinians were losing power in Israel, they resorted to bombs. That caused them to lose power faster. In Iraq, the Sunnis are car bombing. This is speeding up their loss of power to the Shiites. Car bombs are a desperation move.
There are a couple of reasons. First, the pump that supplies the hydraulic assist to the steering mechanism could fail. Or, the belt that runs the pump,if separate from other accessory drive belts, could fail. Or you could have a fluid leak, which in turn could cause Reason #1. Have a mechanic check the car out.