Q: Q: Accelerating

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My car is having a hard time accelerating it stutters to keep going

My car has 106700 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If your Check Engine Light is on, you could have a misfire caused by a faulty ignition component. It could also be caused by improper timing, if the timing belt jumped a tooth. It could also be caused by a faulty mass airflow meter. I suggest having a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, determine the exact cause of your acceleration concern.

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