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Q: Problem with acceleration

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When I press the gas pedal, there is little acceleration.

Hi. There are dozens of potential causes for your problem. It could be anything from a worn fuel pump to a clogged air filter. If the Check Engine Light is on, the first step is to retrieve the diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs). These codes serve as a starting point for the diagnostic procedure. From there, a qualified technician will be able to trace your acceleration problem. I suggest calling the professionals at YourMechanic to diagnose your vehicle.

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