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Unusally pressing too hard on accelerator to get car to move

The car isnt running as smooth as normal. I have to press hard on the accelerator to get the car to move. Also when im driving on higher speeds it doesnt feel like its shifting properly or at all... Maybe running on too high RPMs?? Need help! How expensive is this to fix cause im poor? =(

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  • eiannalm May 29, 2009

    automatic but drives like manual

  • eiannalm May 29, 2009

    Wow, I dont know. This car was bought for me used and I havent the slightest clue. I checked the manual but dont see any wording that its a turbo so im guessin it isnt. Its a 2.0 if that helps

  • eiannalm May 29, 2009

    YES!

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    Tualiapz May 11, 2010

    when you step on the accelerator, does the revs go up easily and high but your car does not seem to move like it use to be?

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    Tualiapz May 11, 2010

    is your car automatic or manual?

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Sorry I am not quite familiar on the setup of auto transmission as all my cars are manual but I can give some pointers because I had the same issue on a manual box few years back.

Check the transmission fluid. Do a drain and fill. This is your first cheapest option to take. (you need to consult your service manual on how to do it or take it to a mechanic) This is the most common fix for transmission issue.

Worst case scenario would be the whole auto gear box might be stuffed. In that case take it to a auto transmission specialist to check. Sorry I do not know the cost involved.

Please rate if it fix your issue Thanks!

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    Tualiapz May 29, 2009

    The clutches in auto transmission are hydraulically powered using
    the transmission's fluid to provide pressure.
    If the fluid is low, it will cause transmission slipping.

    Auto transmissions also use their fluid for cooling.


    You may also want to check the transmission filter or replace that.Any transmission with an external oil cooler will have one. If these
    are blocked, then the oil can't get through fast enough, which would
    starve the supply of fluid. This will have a similar effect to lack of
    fluid.

    Gear box stuffed means worn clutches or faulty clutch activation mechanisms.


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Clean the air intake filter for the engine, replace the spark plugs.

Have you washed the engine lately. Or has the engine been wet.

If so the spark plug holes may have water in them.

Check the air hoses, battery should be at least 10.5v....

Most likely not expensive...
Just make sure you change the oil at least every 4,000 miles

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