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Questions tagged [acceleration]

The act of increasing speed over time.

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Why does my car get stuck when I accelerate and turn at the same time?

Whenever I hit the gas pedal and make a left turn the vehicle will not move forward. It gets stuck and makes a strange noise. I literally have to let off the gas before turning and coast. This also ...
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2008 Dodge Avenger 4 cylinder

My car sputters when I accelerate and my rpm keeps jumping. I put it on the machine at my mechanic and it doesn't show anything wrong with the car. I checked my motor and transmission and its nothing ...
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Acceleration Issues

I have acceleration issues with my Mahindra Bolero SLX. Acceleration fails/drops all of a sudden while driving. When this occurs I pull off from the pedal and pump a little bit and it becomes okay ...
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Car (Maruthi SuzukiAlto 800) accelerates with out applying pedal

My car is accelerating periodically without pressing it's pedal. It will continue to accelerate for 30 seconds then stay normal for 1 minute, Then again accelerattes for next 30 seconds and issue ...
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Thud/thump noise after letting go of gas pedal

I have a 1997 Honda Accord with automatic transmission and about 150K miles on it. Frequently when I accelerate to around 3000 RPM or higher, and then let go of the gas pedal, about 1 second later I ...
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1999 Subaru Outback doesn't always accelerate normally. What could the problem be?

Why at random times when you step on the gas from a stopped position it doesn't accelerate? Have to turn car off and try again. Thanks for any thoughts :)
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02 Civic SiR “faint whistling” sound under load

I'm getting what I can best describe as a "faint whistling" sound, mostly under load, sometimes faintly when revving in neutral. I'd liken it to someone blowing a referee's whistle way off in the ...
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My 2010 Jaguar XK will very occasionally struggle to accelerate only when starting from low speed

new to the forum! My 2010 Jaguar XK will very occasionally struggle to accelerate when I am running it at low speeds of about 10-15 mph. When I try to go above 10-15 mph, the car will create a lot of ...
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Heard a pop and now it doesn't accelerate

This is a 2003 VW Touran 1.9 L TDI. Basically I was starting to accelerate in 2nd gear when something popped in engine compartment and it lost power. Whenever I press on gas pedal in 1st gear, it ...
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2001 honda civic won't go past 112 mph

about two months ago i purchased my first car. it is a 2001 honda civic lx. with that being said, let's get right into it. so, as the title reads, this is my issue. i happen to speed sometimes on the ...
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Maruti Suzuki Wagon R K10B - Engine goes off on leaving the accelerator pedal

I own a Maruti Suzuki 2013 version fitted with K10B engine. My car goes off even at 120kmph if i took off the leg from the accelerator pedal. While driving it goes without turning off for around ...
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Help! Car self revs up to 5000 at startup

My 1999 c230k was fine just yesterday and then this morning when I started it the rpm just kept revving up past 4000 in park. so I shut it off and tried again then it did it again so I let it go and ...
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2012 Dodge Avenger Accelerator Issues

Symptom: When I try to accelerate, probably 7/10 times, it will "choke" or "buck" for a split second, drop RPMS, then pick up and continue without issue after this. It seems like it only happens ...
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Toyota Prado 5L Gx 2004 model acceleration troubleshooting

Toyota Prado 5L engine looses acceleration power while in motion.
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Revs go up, but car doesn't increase in speed while shifting. Trouble accelerating

I have a 1.2L Corsa B automatic, and I'm having trouble accelerating. I can only get to 60 mph slowly on flat roads, and about 30-40 on a hill but 70-80 mph downhill. I can feel it hesitating when ...
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L

2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Why doesn’t my 2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L accelerate fast when I step on gas if I’ve already fixed my air ideal throttle body mass airflow sensor ,spark plugs ,spark plug wires ,...
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2005 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Car is 2005 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2.7 Petrol engine. 2tr-fe engine. Issue is heavy throttle response during acceleration. no check engine light. spark plugs are all good. fuel filter and air ...
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Engine Running Rough and Shaky (with video) (2001 Toyota Camry)

The problem My 2001 Toyota Camry CE (4-cylinder gasoline engine) has run rough and shaky the last several weeks and several hundred miles. The car has about 226,000 miles. I bought the car new and ...
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What could cause worse-than-normal acceleration?

I have a manual transmission (2008 Honda Fit Sport) and recently got my car serviced, including oil change and "fuel system cleaning", at a shop I have never used before. After the service, my car ...
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Clutch Pulses at low RPMs - Problem? [duplicate]

I drive a used 2009 Toyota Matrix S (80k miles), and this is my first manual transmission car so forgive me if I'm describing something obvious and pedestrian here. Recently, I've noticed some odd ...
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Mercedes-Benz W203 C220 CDI doesn't accelerates as it should

First of all, sorry for my English. I have a Mercedes W203 C220 CDI (first model 2001) and when I run the car in the morning or when I get back from work in the afternoon (after a few hours without ...
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2005 Chrysler Town and Country: engine is little choking once started

I recently bought this van with only 100K miles second hand (meaning from the previous owner, not from the dealership). He was an older guy, probably didn't really had time to keep the vehicle up to ...
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1989 Sentra Cold Start and Stall + Cold Driving Loss of Acceleration

Greetings from Saint Louis. The only good news is that it always starts! Trouble began as being able to drive only a short distance when the engine was cold (sometimes a block, sometimes a few miles) ...
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Gas pedal floored yet the car can't reach maximum speed

I'm running a manual Opel Corsa 2005 Sedan (engine code: C16SE, 1600cc). The problem I'm encountering is that the car won't reach its maximum speed of 200km/h as similar cars do. Instead, it stops ...
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1997 Pontiac Sunfire not accelerating past 40mph

Problem Details: My 1997 Pontiac Sunfire will turn on but I need to leave it cranking for a bit and give it a little gas, it can run, but when I try to accelerate past 40mph, the revolutions drop ...
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Mercedes 2003 unpredictably shudders and acts like it's going to stall at a stop light, then hesitant to accelerate

My 2003 Mercedes has acted like it's going to stall at stop lights occasionally for the last few months-shudders at stop signs, then recovers. Today I rev'd it in neutral out of fear it would stall. ...
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Two completely different opinions- what to do? frozen front left caliper or nothing?

Horrible experience yesterday has left me completely confused. I stupidly accelerated very fast and hit the brakes very hard in a short amount of time. About a half hour later, driving around, the ...
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Can tire-road adhesion be measured?

Rolling tires have an adhesion budget which can be expended resisting forces such as acceleration, turning, and braking. Drivers allocate their adhesion as needed, and in the case of drifting, ...
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08 Nissan Altima clicking

My 08 Altima is making a clicking sound while idling, and even worst while driving. Also while acceleration the car would slow itself down. What could cause these issues?
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Increase bike speed with acceleration

I enjoy bike riding very much and thats the only medium I use to commute. I have a 200cc bike and it is pretty decent in performance and speed. Now here is what happened. Recently I watched a video ...
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Car Jerks When Not Accelerating

So, I just recently mounted snow tires on my car (or rather, paid someone else to do it), and on my way home I noticed that whenever I take my foot off the gas pedal the car jerks forwards and ...
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jumping RPMs around 60-100kms when i push it harder , lower acceleration due to this issue

I've got a 2001 Honda Civic 1.7L 4cyl. engine with an automatic transmission. My issue with it is mainly I find when accelerating faster, like merging on a highway, if I try to push it until it ...
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99 Camry, suddenly started not accelerating

My 99 Camry V6 suddenly (like 10 minutes after a normal drive) started having issues accelerating. If i am in park i can rev it and is fine up to 5000 rpm, but in drive, it now hesitates to accelerate ...
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Does accelerometer log data in Toyota Camry?

After car accident (rear end hit) I need data of peak acceleration. Does accelerometer log data in Toyota Camry LE 2015? How to read?
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2003 Chevy Cavalier: Why does acceleration sometimes stop working properly?

Sometimes when I'm driving, when i press gently on the gas pedal [like you should be doing] the acceleration doesn't work at all, and when i press down on it harder it works and revs violently, and ...
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Reproducible brief acceleration cut-out at 65mph

We recently bought a second-hand 2001 Honda Accord. Yesterday the check engine light came on while driving, and a few minutes later the acceleration momentarily cut out (resulting in a 'bump' feeling)....
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2007 Dodge Charger acceleration

So about a year ago my 2007 Dodge Charger that has (223,000 miles on it) started acting up. I had to get two of the three computers replaced and right after that, few weeks later the headlights ...
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Can flooring accelarator damage car in any way?

I have a hyundai coupe 2006. Recently I started flooring the accelartor(push pedal right down to floor in an instant) to make car go faster. When I accelerate smoothly and slowly I notice the car ...
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Automatically raise accelerator while riding on my bike

I have a honda 125 cc bike. Recently i have found some problem with the accelerator. Accelerator automatically getting raised . I am not sure whether it is problem with accelerator.I have changed my ...
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What can cause 2007 Cadillac CTS acceleration problem?

07 Caddy CTS 6 cylinder running bad slow speeds, like what I call "popcorn" off and on while speeding up. Seems to run ok after reaching full speed ... changed fuel filter, wondering what is next. I ...
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98 Dodge Ram van b2500, 5.2L gas, 223k miles, runs great overall…stumbles when cold.

OK, the title spells it out, I need some direction from you guys, thanks in advance. Have not really had time to dig-around, so if anyone can offer me a direction on where to look, much appreciated!!...
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Occasional hesitation on acceleration 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Subaru Forester hesitates occasionally on acceleration usually at slow speeds. Some days drives perfectly then messes up the next day.
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When clutch full disengaged and engine on high revs, feeling of friction in clutch

Today I was driving my KIA cee'd 1.0 T-GDI. I was standing on a traffic light and the street was empty. So I decided to have a little fun with my car and accelerate as fast as I can. The car was fully ...
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What could be causing a grinding noise when car accelerates quickly?

My son is an hour away and we are trying to diagnose this problem on a 2001 Toyota Corolla. When the car is accelerated slowly and gradually everything is fine. However when the gas "pedal is to the ...
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White smoke from tail pipe and loss of power when accelerating

I have a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 V6 with 145,000 miles. For about the last 6 months or so when I start the vehicle after it's been sitting for a while, a very large plume of white smoke belches out from ...
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How do I resolve acceleration issues with my Mahindra Bolero?

I have acceleration issues my Mahindra Bolero. This happened after I got the thermostat replaced. I have check with couple of workshops and ended up changing diesel filer and accelerator kit. ...
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Riding mower goes backwards when I press the gas

I have a craftsman ride on lawnmower (42 inch deck model 25581). It recently stopped going forward. It goes in reverse when i press the pedal down (reverse) and goes in reverse faster (as if going ...
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While riding bike , Pressing clutch turn off the motorcycle

My Motorcycle Suzuki sling shot, When riding the motorcycle at the traffic time when pressing the clutch it suddenly turn off the motorcycle But when put ON the choke and riding motorcycle it ...
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2003 Rav 4 dragging acceleration

The problem started happening in the winter. Where the car wouldn't accelerate properly or at all. The check engine light came on when we tried going up a hill and we pressed be down on the gas too ...
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Reasons car loses ability to accelerate with time?

My car hasn't done vast amounts of miles (short of 60000), but already at 30-40000 I would say I noticed it's ability to accelerate has dropped. It is still OK for my use and the fuel efficiency is ...