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My car is not excelerating fully and my check engine light is on. does that have anything to do with my ignition coil

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You will need to first pull the code fron your car's ECM (computer) before we can determine why your Check Engine Light is on. Once we know the code we can determine why your car is not accelerating fully, The code and the accelerating problem are all related, You can go to your local AutoZone store and they will be able to hook up a OBD II scanner to your car to find out the Trouble Code for your problem for free. Once you have the code your Mechanic or you can properly diagnose the problem and replace the part that is causing the accelerating issue that you have.

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