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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: What could be the reason my car is dragging after acceleration?

 

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MrsAlt311, Greenwood, MS, September 15, 2013, 09:16
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Starts off driving fine, but once stopped it starts dragging. Even when driving. It will slow down. The speedometer jumps.

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    ChevyASE September 25, 2013, 06:59
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    Need lots more info to help you. Does this only happen when the car is at normal operating temp? When you say "stopped", do you mean shut off and re-started or after the first time you come to a stop? Does it do it cold? Is it only after you have been on the freeway and then get back to in town driving? When it drags, do the engine RPM's increase and the car just not go, or does the engine feel like it has a lack of power and the RPM don't climb at all? Any warnings or indicators come on? Have you had it scanned for codes? Please help us help you.

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    MrsAlt311, September 25, 2013, 07:27
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    When I I start driving the speedometer stops moving and the car idles high. Now it's getting to the point it doesn't want to crank. It doesn't matter if it's hot or cold it does the same thing. It's making a funny loud noise when you start it.

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    ChevyASE, September 27, 2013, 04:17
     Journeyman

    Ok. Unfortunately it sounds like you may have a transmission issue or internal engine issues. This will not be a DIY repair. I would advise you to take it to a local shop that you trust, or, take it first to Aamco and let them scan it and drive it.

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