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96 cavalier wont accelerate

I push the gas pedal and it goes maybe 5 mph then it sounds like i dropped to 1st gear and it wont accelerate but if i let off the gas and then slowly push it in repeatedly it slowly accelerates

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    There is a clip on the throttle body that attaches the cable from the pedal to the throtlle. Check and see if tha clip has come off. Have someone press the accelerator and see if it moves the throttle. If not, the clip has slipped off. This happened to me once.



    - Jim

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    screech sounds when you push accelerator standing or driving

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    i gas but it sounds like it is in neutral or on the wrong gear or something,

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    car starts but will not accelerate

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    accelerate slowly and it will go but not if you punch it ...

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You have may have one of the following issues, low fuel press due to a pump or plugged filter, a plugged exhaust system, mainly the cat converter, a defective MAF sensor. Do you have any trouble codes

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