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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.
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.
How Long Does an Accelerator Cable Last?
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...
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 Buy a Good Quality Accelerator Pump
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...
How to Buy a Good Quality Accelerator Pad
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,...

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Brake pedal too close to gas pedal - 2010 BMW 335d
The most practical way to deal with this is to consciously practice moving your foot further to the left when braking. It's not likely any shop would modify your brake pedal to move it to the left - for liability...
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My Taurus just got an EGR sensor replaced, thinking it was the solution to my acceleration problem.
Hi, thanks for writing in. This is a common sign of a failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior...
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My acceleration is very poor
This can happen for a variety of reasons, however what is most commonly associated with the symptoms you describe is a faulty throttle position sensor. This is a unit that monitors the position of your foot on the gas pedal...
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SUV would not accelerate and all warning lights came on - 2009 Kia Borrego
A failure of the electrical system can come from a loose or broken connection at the battery or an alternator failing to maintain the charge. You may want to hire a second source for another opinion and maybe another estimate...
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What causes the engine to run rough and the engine to die when the accelerator is pressed?
Hello. You have covered most of the common parts that fail with the exception of the idle air control valve/module. This is a unit that works similarly to the mass air flow sensor as it regulates the air intake into...
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2010 Ford Fusion SE with I4 Engine - Throttle Position (TP) and Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) sensors
Since the code reads Throttle Body, the sensor on the throttle body under the hood may be the best place to start. The throttle position sensor measures the angle of the throttle plate and tries to match the effort shown...
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1993 suzuki sidekick jlx transmisión is kicking
Hello. A jerking or kicking transmission can be caused by many things. The first thing I would do is check to make sure that the transmission fluid is at the correct level, and not excessively dirty or contaminated. If the...
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Why The lighting volt its on after 45 minutes ?
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a bad battery. This is a very common issue that will occur if there is a battery or alternator failure. I usually load test both the battery and the alternator to...
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I have a 2007 GMC Acadia and I'm experiencing a hesitation when I accelerate from a stop.
Hi there. The hesitation would be a communication error with the transmission. Also, if the transmission is low on fluid there could be a hesitation when accelerating. Check the transmission fluid level and make sure that it is full. Check...
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Traction control off, Stabilitrak, and reduced engine power
Hello. The sensor you had replaced previously may still be the cause of your issues. There is likely something in the circuit that is causing the premature failure of the sensor. Test the sensor the same way you did before,...
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live texelerater then enjen is off immediately
This is likely a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. As you may know, this is a sensor that monitors your foot's position on the gas pedal relaying this information to the car's computer. Depending on where your foot...
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no acceleration when pushing the gas pedal down (even to the floor)
This may be related to a faulty mass air flow sensor or potentially a bad throttle position sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air as it enters the intake system allowing for the proper amount of fuel to be...
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My car has clutch problem. Starting stops after mild lifting of the clutch. Also not working when I press the accelerator
Hello. If I understand your description correctly, the car stops moving forward after releasing the clutch mid-way, and pressing the accelerator after that point does not accelerate the car. If this is correct, your clutch is most likely worn out...
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Diesel pedal sensor
Assuming you are referring to the accelerator pedal sensor, this is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the pedal. The ECU then makes...
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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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My 2007 Grand Caravan hard detonation problem
As you know, a misfire can be caused by many different reasons such as bad spark plugs, spark plug wires, faulty fuel injectors, lack of voltage to fuel injectors, incorrect fuel pressure, an air intake leak and many other possibilities....
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When I get up to 80km and I have my foot on the accelerator there is a wine but when I take my foot of my accelerator it goes away
Hello - wow, a Nissan from "down-under"! Given that you only hear the whine when you are loading the driveline, I believe you have worn ring and pinion gears or bearings in the rear differential (or possibly the front if...
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Front wheel rattle on passenger side
Hi there. If the noise occurs when you accelerate the engine then it more than likely does not have anything to do with the brakes. From what you are explaining it sounds like an exhaust heat shield is loose. When...
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When I'm driving the car pauses and when I hit the gas it comes back to life, is it the accelerator sensor?
Hi there. The APP (accelerator pedal position sensor) could cause the vehicle to pause or hesitate. A faulty TPS (throttle position sensor), a faulty MAF (mass airflow) sensor, incorrectly calculating the incoming air to the engine are also possibilities. Typically,...
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Why does my vehicle feel like it's being forced to move?
Hi there. If the engine continues to overheat after fixing a core plug leaking, then the thermostat may not be opening all the way and needs replaced. As far as the vehicle not wanting to move and seems like the...

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