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Sluggish (extremely) in 1st and after breaking...

When I break for a roundabout or to turn a corner the car takes an age to speed up. Starting in 1st is a nightmare...it does go but it takes ages to change into 2nd and dont even talk about going up hills it doesnt want to know!!!!! Same happens in 2 and L

The kia is a 2000 (X) 2.5 S Type Auto

As its an auto i obviously cant just ignore 1st and use second so it is really an issue can anyone here help me?

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  • computaplane Dec 11, 2008

    Turns out it was two problems...problem one the handbrake was seized to the back drivers side wheel (the handbrake lever was still working on the other wheel which is why we didnt notice it wasnt working properly) and problem 2 caused by the first problem is that with the brake still applied and us not knowing the engine has been forced to run overtime and has burnt out some electrics behind the dash which is costing me a fortune to replace!

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It sounds like something to do with your brakes holding on, or the torque converter requires oil or replacement

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