View Full Version : Acceleration Problem

06-23-2010, 10:35 PM
I got my first car about a year ago and it's a 1994 grand am, it ran fine until about 3 months ago when things started to go wrong. First thing was that the heater core had went out on it. I got that fix and it started to run fine, until I started to notice the service engine soon light turned on all the time after about 5 minutes of driving. After that had happened about 2 weeks ago my car started to run funny when I start it up. The car would start up fine but when I try to accelerate, the car acts like it doesn't want to go. I would put the pedal to the floor and yet my RPM's would stay at about 1 and I would only be going about 10 MPH. Sometimes the car would even shut off on me while I am still trying to accelerate. After my car turns off, I would try and quick start it back up. Problem is, my car won't turn over. I have to wait a minute or two and try to start it back up. It starts up fine and runs fine after that. What would be the problem and should I worry about it?

06-23-2010, 10:47 PM
try running a diagnostic on ur computer at a shop they should be able to tell u about ur check engine light

06-23-2010, 10:51 PM
Alright, I will try that. Do you think that it could be from my transmission going out in my car, that is why my car keeps shutting off?

06-24-2010, 06:02 PM
sounds like you may have a bad catalytic converter when they go bad it's like a potato in the tail pipe, cheap fix gut it with a coat hanger

06-24-2010, 10:29 PM
could be a number of stuuf dude, especially with high power and multiple amp setups. definately sounds electrical, like a throttle positioning sensor or something else that is either bad or not getting enough power to work properly.