Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Lack of acceleration

asked by on

car don't accelerate from stop or cold, after is warm it hesitates to pick up speed or kicks in after is being running

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello There, There are many reasons that may cause your car to be sluggish upon acceleration such as a clogged catalytic converter, dirty fuel injectors, a faulty mass air flow sensor, low fuel pressure and many other things. I would recommend having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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: Car won't start and clicks when the key is turned

Hello - you may have already diagnosed the problem yourself - well done! By that I refer to your comment that if you jiggle or bang on the shifter, it sometimes makes the difference in starting or not. The neutral...

Q: Bucking during acceleration.

Hi there. It does sound like you have several different problems going on here. The bucking is usually the result of a failure in the throttle position sensor or the air flow meter. Both of these will commonly cause these...

Q: I replaced ignition tumbler and put it in wrong, now I can't get it out.

I never installed one or knew it would go in upside down. However, I would suspect you would have to drill the tumbler out like I would have to do if I did not have a key. Did you try...

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 Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.