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My 98 Nissan Altima has recently been having trouble accelerating when I push on the gas pedal. While the rpm's increase the vehicle has trouble gaining speed. There is a distinct burning smell that follows as I have to increase the pressure on the gas pedal for the car to catch up to the rpm's. Is this my clutch going out?

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    I got the code P1778

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Could be clogged cat converter or it could be timing out of adj.

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The burning smell, the revving of engine without acceleration is an indicator of your clutch slipping. Check fluid level of your clutch. and don't give more gas but less to limit slipping.

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