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Please help when ever I press the gas it doesnt respond it studers and after about 5 second it kicks in I took it in about 2 years ago for the same problam to the dealer when it was still under warenty and it ran good for about 3 months but then started again now a mechanic wants to charge me $1000 and i really dont trust this guy soif anyone is familiar with this problam please let me know also it turns off on me when I come to a stop usually when I get off the freeway or sometimes when im just at a red light oh yeah oh yeah both front and rear passenger doors dont open from the outside and rear driver side and front passenger side windows dont work I bought this car because i thought it was good for my wife and son but ive had nothing but problems.

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    i have s80 2.4 auto 2000 reg,petrol. the problem started a while ago,which is when i exalerate suddenly the the exalerator stops functionning and the speed reduceses to 20 mph no more.when i stop the engin rev goes up and down. i found a semi solution which is ,i stop the car,swich the engin off,take the key out .open my door for 2 sec ,shut the the door,lock the car with the remote ,count to 120 the unlock the car open the door, shut the door start the car,it starts fine ????? CAN ANY ONE TELL ME WHERE IS THE PROBLEM



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These cars have a CAN system and almost anything from a sunroof control module to a door control module to a software update can cause ALL of these problems. Unfortunately 99's and 00's are the years that exibit these problems most often. There may even be a shorted wire under the driver's seat. Good luck and please find someone you trust as the explanation may seem like it does not make sense.

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