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Q: Acceleration issue?

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When I floor the gas pedal first gears wraps out to about 5,000 rpm, then the car loses power and drops to 1,000 rpm it almost feels like it's bogging out and going to die, then will pick back up after 2-3 seconds. It doesn't happen always, but most of the time it does.

My car has 239000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. It seems the transmission is not shifting out of first gear then jumps straight to drive missing second and third gears. The most common cause for this is that is the shift solenoids are causing the problem. The transmission would need to be tested by a mechanic to verify the problem and diagnose the failure.

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