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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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cruise Control Cable
If your accelerator pedal gets stuck or cruise control stops functioning, you may need to replace the cruise control cable.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Accelerator Pump
If you experience rough acceleration and engine sputtering or stalling in your car, you may have to replace the accelerator pump.
How to Buy a Good Quality Accelerator Pad
As As you step on the accelerator pedal in your vehicle, you probably aren’t even thinking about the accelerator pad. It seems we don’t usually notice this part until it’s badly worn, ripped, or lifting. It’s important to keep this...
How Long Does an Accelerator Cable Last?
The The accelerator cable in your car is what allows you, as the driver, to control the speed of your vehicle by pressing down or releasing the pressure on the accelerator pedal. The cable itself is made out of metal...
How to Buy a Good Quality Accelerator Pump
Nestled Nestled down in the carburetor’s fuel bowl is a little pump that provides extra sprays of needed fuel in situations like starting the car or passing on the highway. Fuel-injected vehicles do not need this pump; it is only...

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Car stalling and dying
Hey there. All of the problems you indicated should most certainly set a Check Engine Light code. Oftentimes, a vehicle may not have set a Check Engine Light but could still contain a code in the computer's memory. Hook the...
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Your key battery should not have anything to do with the way the car runs once it is started. The problem you are experiencing when pressing the accelerator may be related to many different things, but could be related to...
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Accelerator is not responding
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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Accelerator is not responding
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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2003 Nissan altima hit pot hole and my car all of a sudden shut off I restarted it and it started but had no acceleration to it
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2013 GMC Terrain stalls when accelerating from a stop
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2015 BMW 750 Lacks Power
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When I start my car and put it in gear it moves on its on but when I press on the gas pedal it doesn't accelerate
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No warning lights, no smoke even when under load, turbo working, intercooler ok, injectors cleaned, no power, all filters clean.
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My truck is slow on take off
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My gas pedal is stuck to the floor and it takes a little while for car to speed up as it once did.
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Vibration noise when letting off the accelerator
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Total car system failure with the brakes not working properly, the accelerator not working, and the speedometer acting up all at the same time. Why?
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Hi, I have an 06 mazda 3 and it will start and idle just fine but when I press the accelerator down, it won't even rev up.
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