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Car acts like it has a governor on it

I just had my car worked on and now it will not go into passing gear, it just slowly picks up speed. Someone told me I needed a new carburetor. I have been having trouble with the throttle cable being hard to push, now if I push the accelerator all the way down I have no get up and go. I thought cars that are fuel injected don't have carburetors.

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  • raeann46 Dec 21, 2008

    The work I had done included new plugs, plugwires, 4 new O2 sensors, and a new thermostat and thermostat housing. My engine had been on and the codes it pulled were for the oxygen sensors so I had all 4 replaced.

  • raeann46 Dec 21, 2008

    Yes the car has an automatic transmission and has 4-wheel drive

  • raeann46 Dec 21, 2008

    Clarification: My engine light had been on.

  • Angelo Attard
    Angelo Attard May 11, 2010

    is it slow in take off or like u have only 1/4 throttle

  • Angelo Attard
    Angelo Attard May 11, 2010

    hi is the car auto and what work was done on it and for what reason i will try and help



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I had this problem with my explorer and just now with my expedition. It was the idle air control valve. I took it off and cleaned it out with cleaner and now it works fine...this is the 2nd time I have had to clean it out with the expedition and I did it twice with my explorer too....

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