Car Not Accelerating


If you're unable to pick up speed when you're merging onto the highway or trying to get up a steep incline, you're probably in a dangerous situation. Proper acceleration can get you where you need to go in a timely manner, but it also ensures that you're able to stay out of people's way. It's frustrating if you're experiencing acceleration issues. Still, we at Grapevine Ford have some common areas of a vehicle that we look at if we have a car brought into our service department with problems.

Addressing a Mass Air Flow Sensor or Oxygen Sensor That's Dirty

Having your mass airflow sensor cleaned and your oxygen sensor replaced is typically an easy service task that the technicians can perform at Grapevine Ford. Acceleration issues take place when there isn't a good mixture of air/fuel in your engine. Your vehicle might even throw a check engine light for this problem.

Is Your Throttle Position Sensor Malfunctioning?

Your throttle position sensor (also known as your TPS) is part of your vehicle as a method of opening up the angle of your throttle valve to the appropriate amount. If there is a breakdown in how this part functions or how it communicates with your vehicle's computer, acceleration might be lacking.

A Potentially Clogged Fuel Filter

It's crucial that you have a clean fuel filter in your vehicle to reduce the amount of dirt and debris that accumulate in your engine and gas tank. This can prevent your car from feeling slow due to a lack of fuel being fed to your engine. Replacing your fuel filter is affordable and simple.

Replacing Dirty Air Filters

Your engine might not be getting enough airflow if your engine's air filter requires a change. This would mean that your vehicle can't get up to speed as quickly as it once did. We recommend checking your owner's manual to see how often your air filter should be replaced.

If you would like to learn about the different reasons why your automobile may not be accelerating at the proper rate, you can reach out to Grapevine Ford for more information. We'd be happy to address your concerns promptly so you can get back on the road with ample acceleration.


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