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Not accelerating when start the car...

At random times, I've noticed that when I start my car and try to accelerate, it will not accelerate, but once I either take my foot off the gas and try again, or just keep pushing, it'll kick in and accelerate fine. It was really jumpy when I would stop at stoplights and just let my foot off the gas, but we've changed sparkplugs and added fuel injector cleaner and it seemed to have fixed the problem, but now, it's randomly not accelerating when I start the car.

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  • hmeldrum1205 Jun 18, 2009

    What does that do? Plug wires are expensive...haha

  • Michael Green Feb 09, 2012

    You could try just giving it a service ( Air filter, oil filter and oil change) The air filter could cause this problem, or it could be the choke. Try the service first.

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If you went the route of changing the plugs, try the spark plug wires, and the distibutor cap

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  • George Fischer Jun 18, 2009

    plug wires are not very expensive. i think they may cost like 15 , 20 bucks if that

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