Q: I am having trouble starting my 2007 Dodge Charger and it does not have good acceleration

asked by on

The car doesn't always start up. Takes a long time to turn over. Also when driving it doesn't accelerate the way it should. I can push the pedal to the floor and it still doesn't respond correctly. New battery installed. New fuel pump installed. Tested starter and it is good too. Any idea what to try next?

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. There are a lot of things that can cause this on your vehicle. I would usually start by scanning the computer for any codes. If there are codes set it can help to find the issue. If there are not any codes then I would monitor all of the sensor readings as this will occur if one of the sensors are not reading correctly. I would suspect that there is an issue with the throttle position sensor or possible an issue with a catalytic converter. If you need some help with this, consider YourMechancic, as a certifed mechanic can come to you to [diagnose why it is lacking power] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/loss-of-power-inspection

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I am having trouble starting my 2007 Dodge Charger and it does not have good acceleration

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Advice on which type of gas to use on a 2009 Charger

It's probably okay if the car runs perfectly fine and you are not having any problems. The way you can really tell it is to pull off the spark plug and look at it. In a normal spark plug, there...

Q: My engine started up but suddenly died/stopped. Changed battery but still won't start.

Hi, thanks for writing in. This may be a variety of potential issues and may be difficult to pinpoint without additional information or without physically inspecting the car. One of our expert mechanics can certainly inspect your engine for you...

Q: I have a 01 Cadillac Seville that starts up spitters than stalls what could be wrong

The first thing to check for is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without being measured will lean out the system and cause problems. Look at all the rubber hoses and boots under the hood to be...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...