Q: 06 mazda 3 car runs and idles but when I give it gas it will not accelerate

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Car will idle but will not accelerate

If you have a check engine light on and there is a major problem in the computer system or one of the major sensors then the computer will limit throttle opening. You should have the system scanned for codes and have the code pinpoint tested to locate the problem in the system.

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