Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car has no acceleration

asked by on

When I press the gas pedal, my car will not go.

If the vehicle is in drive and the vehicle won’t accelerate there can be multiple issues causing this concern. The transmission could be slipping not allowing the flow of power from the motor to reach the wheels. There could be mechanical issues in the transmission or the differential that are not allowing your car to move. If you mean your car won’t accelerate efficiently, there could be a few drivability issues causing this such as a misfiring motor not having power. In either case, a diagnostic should be performed by a qualified technician to pinpoint your acceleration issue.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Violent shifting

Hi there. Sounds to me as if your vehicle is having issues with its transmission. This usually points towards an internal problem. Your transmission is made up of multiple gears and solenoids inside. If one of these components is malfunctioning...

Q: I just got my transmission replaced, and then my check engine light comes. Could that have something to do with the light?

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2003 Honda Accord. If you had your transmission just replaced, then your light may be on for the transmission. The light could still be on for another reason. I would have the...

Q: Exterior door handle not working.

Many of the latch parts inside the doors of modern cars are plastic to keep weight and cost down, and these plastic parts get brittle over years and break. Its very common for a small clip to break and disengage...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...