2010 Nissan Sentra car looses acceleration

Asked by Apr 25, 2019 at 02:43 PM about the 2010 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was driving my Nissan Sentra 2010 SR to
L.A. from Fresno Ca and as I got to the
beginning of the grapevine, my car started to
lose its power or acceleration and I had my
gas pedal all the way to the floor. I was at 80
mph and then it went down to 50 mph. It only
does this when it’s hot also. It was about 85
degrees outside. I don’t know why it does
this but I’d like to find out what’s wrong with
it so I can fix it. Could this be an alternator
problem, or a transmission problem? Please
help.

1 Answer

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This could be as simple as a clogged fuel filter or dirty injectors, or a costly as clogged catalytic converters. See a mechanic.

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