Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: car not accelerating properly, only gets half way to the speed

asked by on

My Buick has 83K miles on it. When I accelerate the car it doesn't go up to a normal speed. It only goes half the speed. What could be wrong?

A: Many different things can cause the car to ...

Many different things can cause the car to lack power. Most of these will be seen with a Check Engine Light to indicate there is a fault. The most common issues involved in this scenario are problems with the fuel filter, alternator, fuel pump, or a misfire condition. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your acceleration issue and perform any repairs required.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Transmission whining in lower gear

A harsh shift on this vehicle can definitely be caused by a programming problem. It can also be caused by very dirty fluid or a pending internal failure. You can alway try having the modules programmed first to see if...

Q: What would be the best way to fix this issue or what might be the complete issue?

A misfire can be caused for several reasons such as bad plugs, detonation (bad timing), bad ignition coil, vacuum leak, faulty fuel injectors, low fuel pressure or faulty spark plug wires to name a few. Ignition module failure can be...

Q: My car turns on then shakes then it won't turn on can you please help me out.

The good news is your problem is not "intermittent". That is, the problem will be readily apparent once the mechanic checks for fuel and spark. Problems that "come and go" are the ones that you don't want to have. As...

Related articles

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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
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...
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...