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Vehicle won't go over 25 mph. help!!

Vehicle won't go over 25 mph. help!!

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  • classicappra Jul 14, 2009

    More info, it is my daughter's car and I am trying to help her, I live in OK she is in CA.

    This is more of what she said.


    Here is what I can think of right now...

    Won?t accelerate past 40 (even floored).
    At times would sound like high rpms but not changing gears, at times sounds like it had died but didn?t (yet).
    (Usually upon acceleration ) jerks around, sounds like it loses power.
    Makes occasional squealing belt sounds.
    Sometimes sounds like it is trying to shoot gas into the carb, and then loses power.
    Has died while driving several times, but always restarted immediately.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    to vague

  • mgd61938 Sep 06, 2013

    have the same problem replaced the fuel filiter same problem help me please

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Hi

If you have engine management lights showing on your dash your car has gone into limp (or safety mode) and this explains your problem. In limp mode the engine is locked down as a safety measure to get you home and will not operate normally.

If this is the case the car will have to go to be scanned for error codes to identify the exact cause of the fault causing the limp mode condition.

Hope this helps. Please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

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Is the check engine light on. the car might be in limp mode or you have a clogged catalytic converter, If the converter is clogged you may have a fueling or ignition problem also. Need tp take the car in

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

  • Ernset ( Skip ) Bouvette

    Like I said you need to bring the car into the shop, Even if we were to get lucky and figure this out she can't fix it and your not there to do it.

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Some vehicles have a "Safe Mode" for safety purposes. This will make your vechicle go only 25 MPH. If you have any check engine lights on I would take it to the nearest mechanic asap!

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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