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What causes loss of excelleration while driving

Lost excelleration while driving now wont start

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Multiple things could be causing this issue aka bad spark plugs ,plug wires either bad distributor or ignition coil a bad fuel pump or worst case scenerio bad engine start with cheap easy test first .check for spark in spark plugs and spark strength if good check fuel pressure and finally compression in all cylinders all these tests can be done yourself with simple tools.what happens is whatever went in your vehicle before it went car probable ran good at idle but under excelleration it makes whatever is malfunctioning work harder and has finally quit working. hopefully doing those 3 test will give you a rough idea what might have quit working good luck.

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It sounds like either your fuel pump has quit or your fuel filter is badly plugged. If you crank it for a while and do not smell gasoline back at the exhaust, your fuel pump has probably quit.

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