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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Speed Timing Sensor
Common signs include the transmission having difficulty shifting, Check Engine Light coming on, vehicle not starting, and loss of engine power.
Is it Safe to Drive With a Misfiring Cylinder?
An engine misfire can be caused by bad spark plugs or imbalanced air/fuel mixture. Driving with a misfire isn't safe and can damage your engine.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Air Charge Temperature Sensor
Common signs include a lack of power when accelerating, trouble when starting in cold weather, and a decrease in fuel efficiency.
How Long Does an Oil Cooler Last?
The heat that the engine produces can produce a lot of damage in the right situation. Making sure that all of the systems on a car that reduce the heat of the...
How Long Does an Oxygen Sensor Last?
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How Long Does a Throttle Position Sensor Last?
The throttle body in your car is a rather involved system that is part of its air intake system. The air intake system is responsible for controlling the amount of air...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Automatic Timing Advance Unit
If your car experiences engine knock, sluggish performance, or excessive black smoke, you may need to replace your automatic timing advance unit.
How to Diagnose a No-Spark or Loss of Power Condition on a Modern Car
Misfires caused by a loss of power condition on a car can be tricky to diagnose, but are necessary to fix to avoid further damage and costly repairs.

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Reverse gear wont work but other gears work.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Losing reverse can happen for a wide number of reasons. To simplify things, start with a full inspection. This will include checking the level and condition of the transmission fluid. If it is low...
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Car won’t accelerate.
The first thing to check for in any drivability problem is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without passing through the air mass meter and being measured will lean out the system and cause problems. Look at...
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The car wont throttle over 2000 rpms it just idles real rough i had exhaust unhooked it still would not throttle over 2000 rpms
There can be several possible issues that can cause the loss of power acceleration. The fuel pressure may be low and filter clogged. Have fuel pressure and volume checked. The throttle sensor may be cause and will need to have...
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My car only accelerates directly after I start it. After a short period, it stops responding to the gas pedal being pressed.
You will need to have the computer scanned and the fuel pressure tested to see if the pressure is low. Since there is a problem then the system tests will identify the cause of the loss of power. You either...
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My stability trak
When the computer has a failure in some of the systems like transmission or engine it can cause the computer to go into failure mode and lose or limit power and you will need to have computer systems tested to...
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I have A 91 honda accord with shaking and acceleration issues
This problem of loss of power can be caused by more than one of several causes and would need additional diagnosis to isolate cause. The most common causes are low fuel pressure, distributor failure, and misfiring ignition system. I recommend...
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My car has low power at low RPMs, great Idle RPM. New MAP sensor, TPS, and o2 sensor
When an engine has been changed, you can't assume anything so you have to check everything including the basics. I would first recommend a compression test, then take off the timing cover and be sure the camshaft timing is correct....
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Mazda3 not accelerating
At 200 thousand miles it could be just about anything. You didn't mention f the Check Engine Light is on, but If it is not on, it probably should be. Turn the key on without starting the engine, the CEL...
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Idles rough and inconsistent cant go passed 3k rpms cause motor will dry up and no matter how far pedal is pressed nothing.
If the check engine light isn't on, it probably should be. Try turning the key to the on position without starting the car and look for a check engine light. This is a bulb check function.If the light isn't there,...
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My Mercedes-Benz Clk320 is vibrating and shaking and and won't accelerate even when the pedal is to the floor what do I do?
It sound like you are losing fuel pressure but you should have the pressure tested and the computer tested for any stored codes. If codes are stored then have the codes diagnosed as needed.
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Car doesn't want to stay started when fouling it gas
I'm not entirely clear, but it sounds like you might be saying that you had the cylinder head off and now that you've put it back together, it isn't working properly. Most of the time when that happens the first...
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Q: Car dies and restarts by itself
The total loss of power may be the main fuse box main power relay or a defective totally integrated power box is defective and need replaced.
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Car won't shift to higher gear when going uphill
The loss of power can be from a clogged fuel filter or air filter or problems with computer sensors. You may also have transmissions issues also. I would recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic check the filters and...
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I have a hyduai Tiburon with 300 T miles and just recently it struggles to get up a hill and very sluggish at other times and once
You may have a clogged fuel filter or low fuel pressure? Also a computer sensor that is failing can cause this problem. I recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic test the computer for codes and check fuel pressure...
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When I am driving the car will stopping accelerating as if I took my foot off the pedal but my foot hasn't even moved.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the throttle or throttle position sensor. These can be tested and replaced if needed. When this happens, you should also scan the vehicle for diagnostic troubleshooting codes....
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2000 Buick century stop accelerating while driving,it did not shut off over heat did not smoke, I check trans fluid it was ok
The computer may limit engine power if it detects a system problem. You will need to have the computer scanned for codes stored in memory to see what has caused the loss of power and acceleration. You may have a...
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Driving in snow now my Chevy Tahoe won’t accelerate past 20 mph
If you are getting loss of power and have a warning light on your vehicle may be in failure mode and will need to have the systems scanned for failure codes like one of the wheel sensors or transmission transfer...
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Car will not accelerate past 70 mph
Depending on where you were hit, I wonder if you might have damaged the air intake such that your car is having too much trouble breathing to go really fast. Another possibility is that you might have dislodged an air...
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I drive a 2007 jeep commander, lately it has been not accelerating properly when I try to quickly accelerate. It drives fine somet
You should have the codes scanned from the computer systems forst to see if you have a transmission or engine problem. Te problem sounds like you may have a transmission torque converter problem or shift solenoid issue.

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