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At lunchtime today I got in my car, tunred the engine on but when I put it into gear I have very little acceleration. The revs would only go to 15 on the dial. I couldn't pull away in the ca

I have a 57 plate Corsa CDT SXI, 1.2

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Could be throttle cable has slipped. Lift bonnet and find where accelerator cable meets the carb to see if it's loose. If you are car savvy, you can try to tweak the throttle from the carb itself to see if revs increase..... But please be careful
Or you could get someone to press the pedal while you look for movement near to carburettor.... thats just for starters...
there are other reasons but check simple ones first... Red.

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these cars are really acute with there problems and this such prob is usually caused by the air filter needing changing, and full service with plugs and leads doesnt usually go a miss. when was the last time it had new oil and plugs and leads and filters?

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clutch slipping change the clutch

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its either low on fluid or the clutches & bands are worn or need adjusting!
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get itserviced QUICK SMART! & check for leaks!

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Since you did not say what type of transmission you have i will suspect the clutch is slipping if it's a manual.
If it's an automatic, it could be several things. Low fluid level...clogged filter, fluid needs to be changed..transmission serviced...weak pump, bands/clutch packs worn...etc
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Sounds like the clutch is going out.

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