Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car is not accelerating

asked by on

My car is not accelerating.

This is a common problem for your vehicle. Commonly the catalytic converters in your vehicle will clog up or melt and when that happens the exhaust backs up into the engine and causes you to not be able to accelerate. I would ask for help from one of the mechanics at YourMechanic. They can diagnose your acceleration issue to see what is causing your vehicle to be unable to accelerate.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car is not accelerating

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: coolant bottle

Hey there. The coolant bottle on this car hold pressure and the material can only be sealed using a plastic welding or melting process. Otherwise, replacement is the only recommended repair. The replacement of the bottle is recommended before engine...

Q: How do you use the hazard lights?

Like all other vehicles on the road, your SUV is equipped with emergency hazard lights. These should be activated anytime you’re stranded on the side of the road to provide visibility for oncoming traffic and to enhance safety. Depending on...

Q: Why is my ABS light on-on the dash?

The ABS system turns on the light when it sees a fault in one of its sensors or output components. In order to properly diagnose the system, you will need to have the ABS system scanned to see if there...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...