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Wont accelerate! At all!

Just purchased my alero with the 2.4L engine and an automatic tranny. Now the car stalls like it isn't getting fuel or the transmission isn't shifting or something. It wont even go 15mph. It currently has 165,000 mile, I checked the tranny fluid and it was only 5 quarts low, but hasn't seemed leak any since I have filled it. Just wondering what could be causing it not to gain speed.

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My alero lost power and it turned to have had a blown head gasket. Get a compression test to find out.

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