Q: When you start off it bogs down and then takes off?

asked by on

After being turned off awhile, when you go to take off it just bogs down and you can put the gas to the floor and it's not doing nothing, have to let up on the,peddle and it will smooth out enough to drive

My car has 130000 miles.

This sounds like potentially a fuel delivery or air regulation problem. There is a sensor in your truck called a mass air flow sensor which regulates the flow of air into the engine allowing for the proper air/fuel mixture to happen. When this is faulty it can cause an imbalance in the air/fuel mixture which will cause the same effects that you are describing. This could also be a throttle body sensor problem. This is a sensor that monitors the flow of fuel into the intake system in your engine. Same applies to this as well in that if this sensor is faulty it can cause too much or too little fuel to be supplied. I would suggest having a certified expert, like one from YourMechanic, come to your home to diagnose your acceleration issue and help you make the necessary repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. When you start off it bogs down and then takes off?

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: Recently when I press the gas half or more of the time it really struggles to get up to speed.

It isn't out of the ordinary for there to be more than one problem with a car of this age. This sounds like the case with your car. From what I can gather, the failing camshaft probably finished an already...

Q: What would cause my truck to rev up over 5000 rpm when I start it?

A faulty, or dirty MAF, is not the most likely cause of the RPM excursion. I would look for possibilities like a malfunctioning throttle plate or throttle body faults. A faulty or blown fuse in other electronically controlled systems can...

Q: Truck stalls when loaded

Hello. The stalling could be caused by several different things. The truck's engine timing could be off, the air fuel mixture could be wrong, or the fuel pump might not be working as it should. My suggestion would be to...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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.