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Q: Car won't accelerate after stop

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When I come to a stop and then press the gas pedal, the won't accelerate.

A: If the vehicle is not moving when you press...

If the vehicle is not moving when you press on the gas pedal, it is possible that the transmission may be slipping. I would recommend having professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, test your vehicle's acceleration so that the correct diagnosis can be made.

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