Q: No power when I push the gas pedal.

asked by on December 18, 2015

My vehicle has no power when accelerating.

Hi there. Lets look at things that could cause this issue and see if we can point you in the right direction. The first and most common problem would be the filters like the air and fuel filters being clogged. If you don’t have enough air or fuel getting in the engine this can happen. The next would be fuel pressure too low and your engine would also not have enough fuel to develop full power. The next possible problem would be a clogged exhaust system. The last is some sort of computer sensor problem. My recommendation would be to have a certified technician check the items I have listed and repair as needed.

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