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Q: No acceleration

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After jumpstarting my car, I can't accelerate.

A: If this started happening right after being...

If this started happening right after being jumped then there may be an electrical problem. If the battery cables were hooked up backwards at any point then it may have blown a fuse. A mechanic would usually start by checking the fuses. They would then use a computer scan tool to see if there are any codes for the problem. Most of the time either a fuse blows or it may be a coincidence and there is a failure in the air flow sensor or a catalytic converter failure, but these are not as likely.

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