Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Ok im having a problem with my car its not accelerating over 30 mph

asked by on

My car isnt accelerating over 30 mph and i dont seem to know whats the problem

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Knowing if the Check Engine Light was on or...

Knowing if the Check Engine Light was on or not in your car would definitely help with this type of diagnosis. If the computer is in failure mode for a fault in a major system then it will limit the throttle opening. It’s possible that you have a problem with the throttle body.

I’d suggest having the computer scanned to see if any codes are present and then diagnose this problem further from there. This is something that needs to be done in order to isolate the cause of your problem. Consider enlisting a qualified mechanic who can run the necessary scans and checks to diagnose your loss of power. An accurate repair can be made once the problem has been pinpointed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Engine over heats no heat

If you do not have any circulation through the radiator then you may have a clogged radiator cores inside. If you used stop leak in the engine then you may have plugged up the radiator and heater core. You should...

Q: Reduced engine light 2008 Ford F250

Hi there - unfortunately, this warning can be caused by countless engine or transmission problems. Check for problems codes which cause this indication. Quite often, this message is a protection for the transmission in particular to prevent damage. I would...

Q: motor mounts

Hello. Yes, in order to replace the motor mounts on your van you will need to be able to access the vehicle from underneath, and you will need to be able to lift the engine. If a hoist is not...

Related articles

What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.