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Symptoms of Bad or Failing Spark Plugs
Common signs of faulty spark plugs include slow acceleration, loss of power, poor fuel economy, engine misfires, and difficulty starting the car.
How Car Acceleration Works
Going from 0 to 60 mainly involves the throttle, engine, differential, and tires of a car. How fast it takes depends on the features of these parts.
How to Replace a Car Throttle Cable
Throttle cables link the accelerator pedal to the throttle plate. This cable opens the throttle and lets air into the engine for acceleration.
How Long Does a Throttle Controller Last?
In In order for your accelerator pedal to actually work as you push down on it, it needs to be connected to the throttle. In older model vehicles there was a mechanical link that connected the throttle body and the...
How Long Does a Throttle Controller Last?
In In order for your accelerator pedal to actually work as you push down on it, it needs to be connected to the throttle. In older model vehicles there was a mechanical link that connected the throttle body and the...

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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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Why is my car accelerating by itself?
This vehicle engine has a manual throttle cable and cannot accelerate by itself. You may have a faulty idle air control valve that can cause a high idle but is limited to only about 1250 rpm. I would recommend having...
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When putting foot on accelerator, brake, or shifter, car dies
A few different faults can cause the vehicle to go into a limp mode. The ECU puts the car into this mode to prevent damage and will be associated with a Check Engine Light. The most likely causes are a...
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When putting foot on accelerator, brake, or shifter, car dies
There are some technical bulletins for replacing the ECU on your 2005 Kia Amanti for drivability problems. With what you said, what they want to do is along these lines. They may be able to reprogram the computer or need...
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Vibration in car body when in Drive
A few different items can cause the vehicle to have a vibration. The most likely would be a misfire, engine mount, or transmission mount. Most vibrations have a RPM range at which they are most noticeable. Increasing the idle if...
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Truck makes loud noise when accelerating.
Hello. There are multiple things that may cause loud noises when stepping on the gas pedal such as axles, valve lifters, and catalytic convertors. I suggest you have a technician inspect the vehicle since there are several things that may...
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Transmission slipping when driving
Sounds like its time for a rebuild. Automatic transmissions have clutches inside that are made of a material similar to brake pads. Over time the clutch material wears away or gets damaged from repeated use. When this happens there is...
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Transmission issue
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. With the engine only revving up and the transmission is not moving in any direction forward or reverse, then there is a problem with the pump in the transmission. The transmission oil pump...
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Ticking noise when accelerating
Hello! Many things could result in a ticking sound when driving, from a fuel injector to the turning axle bearing. Any qualified mechanic, such as our YourMechanic experts, will be able to diagnose this issue for you.
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Thermostat has gone bad
It is possible that your brakes may be stuck. If this happens, you will have trouble accelerating, and there will be no Check Engine Light. I would ask for assistance from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic to come to...
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Steering wheel vibrating during braking
It sounds like your problem is most likely warped rotors. You should also check the wheel bearings for any looseness. If you are getting steering vibrations then your power steering gear steering valve may be causing the issue and would...
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Sluggish acceleration
From the description provided, it appears that you are experiencing transmission problems when accelerating your Mini Cooper. There can be a variety of reasons for this to happen, such as low fluid, a failing shift solenoid or even internal damage...
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Slow acceleration
Thanks for writing in about the acceleration issue with your 2007 Volvo S60. At first glance, I'd agree with you that the problem would be caused by the MAF sensor, as that's what commonly causes the slow acceleration issues and...
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RPMs fluctuating
This sounds like there could possibly be a vacuum leak somewhere. My other guess is that the new idle air control valve may also be malfunctioning. If you switched out some parts lately, getting new car parts that are bad...
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Rattling while accelerating
Hi. This issue can be one of many things. From detonation occurring in your engine, a timing belt needing to be replaced, a faulted catalytic converter, or an issue with fuel that is in your vehicle. More information about when...
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Problem with acceleration.
This could be a couple of different issues and would need a qualified mechanic to drive the vehicle to see if it is your transmission or engine causing the acceleration problem. The transmissions in these cars were known to have...
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Poor acceleration
The engine is equipped with fuel injection and pumping the gas pedal may be an indication that the fuel pressure is lower than normal or that the throttle control valve is malfunctioning. I recommend having the computer scanned for codes...
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No power when accelerating
A faulty throttle position sensor can most certainly duplicate all of the symptoms that your Mercedes is experiencing, however a faulty fuel pump or even a defective mass airflow sensor can be the cause to these issues too. I have...
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No power when accelerating
Hello! I believe the problem is likely to do with the mass air flow sensor. When this sensor is at fault it will be sending a regular error inlet reading which will cause computer to incorrectly apply air fuel ratio....
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No check engine light
Considering your symptoms, I would suspect that your issue lies within the fuel or ignition system. Without diagnostic equipment, it would be best to have your vehicle inspected by a technician who does. Although you have no Check Engine Light,...

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