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Q: Car not reaching speeds

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My car can't reach the speed it's capable of.

There may be several possible causes to your problem. The first thing is to check is the fuel delivery system, to make sure that you have the proper fuel pressure and a clean filter. Next, make sure that the transmission is not slipping. Lastly, verify that there are no misfires or blocked exhaust, such as clogged catalytic converters. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to you to find the cause of your acceleration issues, and recommend the best path to repair.

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