Why wont my car accelerate properly when i shift it? It wont go over 25 miles.


Asked by Feb 05, 2015 at 01:17 PM about the 2000 Toyota Corolla VE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It wont accelerate right away and when i
give it gas it goes a little bit then when i
press the pedal to the floor it wont

3 Answers


Manual or automatic? I am thinking manual because you say 'when I shift:..do you detect an odor, like clutch heating up?

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Its automatic. Its a 4 cylinder toyota corolla. I started the car reved it up and it wasnt revin up. When i shifted it to go and stepped on the gas it wasnt going. When id let up off tje gas it would jerk a little bit then accelerate then id press tje gas again and it jus would not accelerate right away and if it did vert slowly. It wont even go over 25. My bf said it feels like its not hitting on all cylinders or something.

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It could be so many things, being an automatic, I thought I had it already with bad clutch. So what I suggest is an OBDII scan, many parts houses will do it free, and give you trouble code(s). They begin with P followed by four numbers. That will eliminate a ton of guesswork, and throwing money in to parts you probably don't need. Bring the codes back here, and one of us will be happy to help, OR Google "OBD (then the code) and it will show you several sites with possible causes and solutions. Sorry I can't be more help. I have a Corolla and they can be tricky to diagnose

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