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The car has no power to move

My car doesnt have power to move even though it does idle. even if you do a full rave it does go high up. it only goes hslfway

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First you need to check your spark plugs cables ( change them as well as your plugs) if this doesnt solve the problem the your throt-body is a problem, try to diconnect it and see( this only applies to fuel injection motor car)

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Unless you have a very trusted mechanic you goto it is best to get two opinions as wellwith two different tesrt. These guys like to sell stuff you dont need.

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