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Car well not speed up when you step on gas,is it the engine or transmissiopn

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It could be a plugged catalectic converter plugged up too.

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My vehicle starts but when I step on the gas it dies.


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My 2001 Buick Regal will only start if press the gas pedal, when I release the gas pedal to step on the brake the engine shuts off. Any Ideas?


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Take out your key, open the trunk, set the container of transmission fluid in the trunk, close the trunk lid. Now the fluid is in your car. Just kidding! The owners manual tells you how to check the level (some running and in gear, others with the engine off) and you use a funnel to pour it into the transmission dip stick tube. Do not overfill, that will cause churning, foaming, and could blow one of the seals in the transmission which could be costly.

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If you step on the gas and the engine accelerates but the car doesn't then that's slippage.

If you press the brake at a stop while you step on the gas you can determine the stall speed of your torque converter, if the engine revs beyond the stall speed then it's the torque converter clutch, TCC clutch solenoid, or a bad converter. Otherwise you need a professionals help.

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your fuel filter might be old and clogged. try replacing it. if it is and not enough fuel can get through, the engine will stall when you let more air in (step on the gas pedal).

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