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Q: Car is not accelerating

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My car is not accelerating.

A: This is a common problem for your vehicle. ...

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.

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