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Acceleration problems
Hello. Most of the time this occurs from a failing throttle body. What I would be concerned with first is the noise. If it has a failing timing chain then this can occur, but that noise will also happen if...
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When I start my car it cranks the 1st time and then 2nd round starts /new Battery/.it also pour acceleration after stop at light.
Hello. Hard starts and poor acceleration are typically caused by air, fuel, or spark. You are going to want to look into some of these systems a bit further. You can start with the spark plugs and ignition system. When...
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Hello,I drive a 96 Nissan maxima. It doesn't do this all the time but when I come to a stop in my car, sometime the rpm goes almos
Hello. A lack of acceleration and low RPMs at a stop can be caused by several components. When it comes to running issues like these, always start with the simple fixes first and then if the symptoms continue, you can...
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Car dies under acceleration
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2001 Toyota Corolla to have a loss of power. Replacing the spark plugs is a great place to start as this is one of the causes. Other potential faults are the the...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata jerks while accelerating from stop.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There may be several components you will have to inspect before you find the issue. You will want to start with the distributor cap. Make sure it is clean and dry inside. Jerking when...
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slip indicator light staying solid
The solid illumination of the slip indicator warning light signifies a malfunction in the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system. VDC is a version of "electronic stability control" and is a very useful safety feature. Occasionally, the slip indicator light comes...
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Problem accelerating
Hello, thank you for writing in. When you hear, feel, or notice any type of issues with the vehicle it should never be ignored. The vehicle may just need some basic maintenance. Consider the last time you had the following...
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Hello i have a ford focus c max 2004 yesterday there was a problem when i was on motorway the car slow down and in 5th gear with
A plugged catalytic converter can cause this symptom but your account seems to be that this "bogging down" problem came on suddenly. Typically, in a circumstance such as yours, we recommend you request a slow acceleration diagnostic. Among the possible...
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I have the regular dual clutch automatic in a 2016 Ford Focus 2.0 and my question is: Can I engage the "downhill" button while accelerating?
Hi there. You can push the downhill button, but not when accelerating. This will not damage the transmission, but it may damage the brake system. The downhill button function works with your vehicle’s existing braking systems to block you from...
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My car does not move when I accelerate, the engine shakes when it is turned on and in a traffic it shakes sometimes.
Hi there. Check the engine for any misfiring conditions. Check the spark plugs and the fuel injectors and see if they are working properly. See if there is spark to the engine and see if the injectors are firing by...
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When pulling off, it feels like the rear end is dragging
If a wheel bearing in the hub was defective enough to cause drag, you would hear a tremendous amount of noise from the failed bearing. Wheels might also drag due to misalignment or failure of the brakes to retract. Misalignment...
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Acceleration issues.
Hello. Slow acceleration can be caused by a wide variety of issues. A few common causes are issues with the vehicle's fuel, ignition, or engine management systems. If any of the components to these systems, such as the fuel pump,...
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engine sputtering in the rain and having a harder time starting in the cold recently
Consistent occurrence of poor operation during periods of high humidity is a clear sign of current leakage in the ignition system. Such leakage can occur as moisture provides an unintended path to ground on the high tension spark plug wires...
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When I accelerate, loud ticking noise at low rpm, car jerks and stutters. It goes away at higher rpms.
The misfiring could be ignition or fuel related. If the plugs have not been replaced, on the timetable set forth in the maintenance schedule, that is certainly one possibly. Also, the plug wires could be tested. Diagnostic Trouble codes that...
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cranks but wont start
There may be a downloadable diagnostic trouble code(s) (from the PCM) so I recommend that you request a no start diagnostic to first see if there is a quick and ready indication of the problem and thence a solution. Whether...
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the car kind of stall when car excellerate
The issue you are writing in about is fairly commonly encountered. If you request a diagnostic for engine hesitation a certified mechanic will identify the underlying issue and that mechanic will also explain what has failed and the cost of...
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I give my car gas, and it shuts down
Hi there. Are there any warning lights on? If there are any warning lights, this could lead us to the possible cause of your concern. However, low fuel pressure could be the cause. If there is not sufficient pressure in...
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Why is my car not accelerating?
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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Rattling noise as I change gears and accelerate
Random rattles are difficult to pinpoint without actually hearing it but I can list a common cause or two. Considering the age and mileage of the vehicle, the exhaust system is a good place to look. Exhaust systems are commonly...
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Car likes to make a chugging noise when accelerating up a steep hill. It usually happens around 55 mph.
Hi there: In many cases, when your Malibu begins to struggle when you're climbing a hill it's more of an indicator of fuel system issues; such as a clogged fuel injector nozzle or dirty throttle body. It could also be...

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