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Q: No acceleration

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My car starts, but will not accelerate.

A: Hi there. Your vehicle maybe experiencing a...

Hi there. Your vehicle maybe experiencing an issue with it’s throttle position sensor. This sensor tells your car how far your gas pedal is depressed telling the computer how much fuel and air to take in. Also, a lack of acceleration can lead to a worn timing belt. This timing belt turns in sync with the crank shaft to ensure your vehicle runs at its optimum performance. I’d suggest having a mechanic look at your vehicle in person to diagnose your acceleration issue accordingly.

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