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Q: Problem of acceleration 2005 Pontiac Vibe

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Car jerks a little or seems heavier wherever I step on the acceleration hard when overtaken or going up a high hill.

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My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi - you may have a problem with the throttle position sensor performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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