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The act of increasing speed over time.

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Chevy Cruze small intermittent stutters/misfires/jerks

My Chevy Cruze 2013 (LT 1.4L engine with automatic transmission) is experiencing jerking/stuttering/misfires (w/e you wanna call them) while lightly accelerating and idle. Various Details Listed: ...
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2013 Ninja 1000 Stuttering only in 2nd Gear

My 2013 Ninja 1000 is stuttering when given heavy throttle input, but only in second gear. The bike also had trouble priming the pump when turning on, so I thought these were related. I got an opinion ...
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Nissan Qashqai acceleration issue

My Nissan runs fine until I hit around 50mph then it feels like it is limiting my speed. Accelerating feels like it does when I activate the speed limiting option. It eventually gets me past 50mph but ...
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2012 V6 Mustang Loses Power when Accelerating

I've noticed recently that my 2012 v6 Mustang loses power when accelerating, but only in 4th gear. This happens when I'm getting on the highway since that's the only time I'm accelerating hard in 4th ...
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Car is very sluggish to accelerate - Ford Territory

So car has bad acceleration,it's an Australian ford territory SY, feels worse when accelerating around a corner but still horribly weak going straight. The instant fuel shows a jump to like 25-40l per ...
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Loud Knocking/Clicking While Turning Left

I have a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee which in general has had a few small issues (stock radio failure, stuck on heat only for the passenger side, and after resolving that, I'm stuck on heat only for the ...
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Increase acceleration on a vehicle

I'm working with a 2011 Honda CR-V and the acceleration is abysmal. Is there a way to increase the acceleration? I've tried putting it in D3, put it in D2 and D1. For example, if I press the pedal to ...
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New KLX230 not fully accelerating

When fully engaging the throttle, the engine starts making an underwater "wompwompwomp" sound and ceases to accelerate further. I'm seeing heavier people than me get their 230's to over ...
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Why is my vehicle making a whooshing noise after about 15 minutes of driving and then not accelerating?

I've had a recent issue with my 1990 B2600 RWD manual transmission Mazda pickup truck. I will start it cold and drive at highway speeds for about 10 - 15 minutes when all of a sudden a whooshing ...
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What are the side effects that happen from high acceleration with brand new car? Does two or three times matter?

I had a new Honda Accord and I didn't know about break in period that is within the 1000 km, what I did I drove in 120 km/h for two or three times and I made two times acceleration test that reached ...
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2015 Subaru Forester not accelerating properly

Recently I was driving my 2015 Subaru Forester a few hours from home and a "low oil" light came on. I drove to my destination (MIL's house, 10 minutes away), dropped off the family, turned ...
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Engine hiccups/stutters when accelerating under load

My 2007 Elantra 5-speed hiccups when I shift a little too early (i.e., 18 mph instead of 20 mph) into 3rd gear (similar behavior in other gears sometimes). This is especially pronounced when rounding ...
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Volvo S40 2010 2.0 R d acceleration

Sometimes it seems for no reason when I accelerate it chokes and strains and won't go far over 2000rpm I've tried dropping it down a gear to clear and I've found when I change up if I let it catch ...
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2008 Subaru Outback Slow to Accelerate, Won't Exceed 60mph in Drive

I recently bought a 2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i, 4-Speed Automatic with 220k miles on it. Overall, I'd say the car runs fine and reasonably smooth, but is slow to accelerate when in Drive and won't go ...
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Wires from exhaust

Driving down the road today and i hear a snap, then lost all acceleration, these four wires wrapped in a casing were ripped out after wrapping around the axel, they are attached to part of the exhaust ...
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Motorcycle poor acceleration

I have a Yamaha V-Star 650 that bogs down when I try to accelerate. My first thought was the carbs, but she revs just fine with the clutch engaged. I don't think that was the case the last time I had ...
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Does increasing final drive ratio actually improve overall acceleration?

Hopefully, this is the correct forum to ask this. There's lots of stuff online about final drive ratios, but not much with respect to actual acceleration times, and usually it's just anecdotal, butt-...
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My 2004 manual Renault Clio is not going above 30 kmh and sometimes goes to 60 kmh

Okay so this happens like almost every summer/ spring . My car suddenly won't move. I can shift gears normally . It just won't go past 30 kmh or 60 kmh and if it goes it starts to slow down and not ...
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Battery died at a drive-in and the guy that jumped off the car with a jump box hooked a jump box up backward

After you hit the jump box up backwards I attempted to start the car twice before I realized that he hooked it up backwards it is a 2011 Toyota Camry now the car starts but it has no acceleration at ...
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Why does my 2012 Subaru Exiga lags when I am moving off from a stationary position?

Does not pick up speed for a couple seconds. I changed the throttle sensor about a year ago when I had the issue and the problem went away for a while. There is also a check engine light and flashing ...
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Car gives off white smoke on inclines, struggles to accelerate for a moment

I am driving a Hyundai Accent (08-11, I think it's 11). This car has had some Cylinder 1 misfires in the past (Reported by a FIXD device to read the codes). We had an oil leak that got fixed, and that ...
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Mazda 6 2014 sport

The last week in a half my Mazda 6 has been having issues with starting at first you could hear it would have a tough time starting like there was not enough power going to the car to get it going but ...
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Why is my Ford Ecosport petrol engine sputtering sporadically?

I have a 2013 Ford Ecosport 1.0L petrol engine. It is turbocharged. Recently, around the time of my 120000 km service, I noticed that the car would sporadically sputter. The sputtering happens at ...
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96 Toyota Camry rattles during acceleration

My 1996 Toyota Camry LE 4-cylinder recently started making what sounded like a hiss whenever I press the gas. The sound is clearly audible from the passenger side dashboard. It is accompanied by loss ...
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Autimatic transmission not accelerating when in drive, but does when in park

My Nissan altima 2007 doesn't accelerate when in drive but does accelerate when in park,will changing the full gear box solve this problem.I had service the gear, change the oil but still same problem
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2012 jeep patriot 2.0L- Gears slipping but only after stopping during long drives

I have a jeep patriot 2012 which uses a CVT transmission. recently I have been going on a lot of long road trips. I noticed that when I first start to drive the car, there is no gears slipping. Even ...
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Car seems to be not dynamic enough, accelerates poorly

The car is Opel Astra H (2006, 1.6L). I'm having problems with this as the symptoms don't appear all the time so it's hard for a mechanic to diagnose. Since i bought the car i had slight problems with ...
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Can you shift to neutral while full acceleration in a manual transmission, without using the clutch?

It's a pure theoretical question and these are the conditions: car is at the highest torque while accelerating (5000rpm gasoline or 3500rpm diesel) car is in 2nd gear (still has force to accelerate ...
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Are OBD-II devices capable of controlling acceleration and top speed of a car? [duplicate]

I have been searching for a while for some specific type of OBD-II devices that can, besides performing the usual diagnostics, also do the following: GPS track the car online Has the ability to set ...
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2005 VW Jetta 2.5L - Lack of power, jerking/bucking when accelerating

I have a 2005 VW Jetta 2.5L (MK5, 5-speed manual) that is having issues while accelerating. TLDR: Car suddenly began accelerating very slowly throughout all gears. Started jerking/bucking around ...
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Motorcycle not preforming under load

I have a 1994 Honda shadow dual carb. The bike idles great and revs awesome in neutral, when I ride in first it preforms as usual. When I shift into any other gear the bike Boggs down. I have gotten ...
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White smoke coming from dash when I accelerate above 60 and steams up the windshield when I accelerate it up to 30 or 35 any advice would help thanks!

My 03 Chevrolet s10 extreme 4.3L is sending White smoke through my air vents and from under my dash, also is steaming up the windshield when I accelerate my tuck above 60 but when I’m accelerating to ...
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Suzuki GS500 '98 bogs when opening the throttle

The motorcycle starts without issues even when cold. It functions normally at any position of the choke. When it is still cold and you try to open the throttle, it bogs like on the video (see ...
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Dodge Diesel 2.0l little acceleration in drive or reverse with black smoke

Dodge 2.0 l Journey Diesel engine revs ok in neutral up to 5000 with a very tiny bit of black smoke when it its around the3000- 4000 rpm range ....a little bit of a stutter sometimes but not all times....
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97' lancer hestitates under acceleration

I have a 97' lancer with the 1.6 engine, here's the thing, when I press the accelerator slightly it jerks a little no matter if Im moving, or taking off from a stop, If I press it more, like doing a ...
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What could make a vehicle accelerate in neutral?

The vehicle is a 2013 Honda Pilot, 5 speed automatic transmission and with about 100,000 miles on it. This occurred at least three times (that I noticed). Here a quick list of conditions: Vehicle ...
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RPM Sometimes Jumps

I have noticed an issue today when driving and was hoping someone might have some ideas. Car is a 2008 PEUGEOT 207. I have noticed that sometimes when I floor the accelerator at 4th and 5th gear, the ...
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Car accelerating very quickly

I bought an used car of 2011 make camry, which is in good condition. The car is accelerating too quickly, even for a little gas and it's jumping with out a smooth move. I am afraid to put my foot ...
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Engine splutters and dies when I rev it at low RPM, but at high RPM it revs fine

My Datsun 240k runs very rough at low RPM, and if I push the accelerator to the floor quickly, the engine splutters and dies. If I slowly rev the engine to about 3200 RPM, and then floor it, it revs ...
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When second gear is engaged the car doesnt accelerate and engine doesnt rev up? audi a3 1.6 2005

I recently had a gearbox which went through the casing and needed to be refurbished. Had a new clutch replaced along with it. Once i picked the car up i began noticing that when the car goes into 2nd ...
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2010 Dodge Dakota Big-horn: Engine sputters when accelerating from stop

I have a 2010 Dodge Dakota, 4.8L V8, 2WD, 129K miles. The fall temperatures are starting to get a little colder, so I've noticed something that my truck does now that it didn't used to do. When I ...
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09 Chevrolet Silverado randomly won’t accelerate

I just had the transmission rebuild in my 09 Silverado, and when we got it back we noticed that randomly while driving the RPMs will accelerate if we press down on the gas but the speedometer won’t ...
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BMW manual transmission slow to accelerate but only in certain gears

After a service where the engine computer was replaced, I've noticed that certain gears are not behaving normally. 2nd, 4th and 6th behave normally: if I have my foot down on the gas pedal, it ...
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My van is at 89K miles right now. It is losing its pickup

I have a Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 and it is losing its pickup. I know the dealership changed the air-filter last time I went for an oil change. I have always been regular on the manufacturer ...
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Subaru Impreza Turbo 2000 Stuttering acceleration and clunk

The car is a manual and right hand drive. Pulling away or moving off at low rpm, there is a small stutter. It is always when a little throttle is applied. But much more noticeable is a massive ...
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Car won’t accelerate after heavy rain flooded in my car

Ok, so my car was left with the windows cracked and sunroof cracked awhile I was out of town for a day, when I got back the next day I found my car with like a ton of water on the floors and my seats ...
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2005 Chevy Suburban loud tap on hard acceleration

I have a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD 5.3 (208k miles) that has several loud taps when I accelerate moderately to hard. It only happens from slow or stop. I haven't been able to get the sound when ...
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Car revs high around (2-4k rpm) when idle then goes back to normal, also accelerating on its own while driving

I'm new to this website and hoping to seek some answers about my problem this past years. My car is Kia Avella quite an old car but still in good condition (i guess) The problem happened a year ago ...
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Very Poor Acceleration on 2001 Buick Regal

About three days ago I noticed my car (2001 Buick Regal) was acting a bit sluggish when accelerating on the highway, the engine would rev up a bunch and the CEL flashed, but otherwise the car still ...
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2015 Subaru Impreza premium

I have an issue where my rpms have been much higher than normal when I accelerate at first. It just started happening over the last month and also I’ve noticed my car lags when it accelerates lately ...
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