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2003 Saturn Vue Question: What does it mean if your car won't accelerate when stepping on gas petal?

 

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MOTIVATED, 6 Cylinder, San Jose, CA, April 18, 2013, 21:59
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I have a 2003 Saturn Vue AWD, while trying to accelerate as i was getting on freeway car sounded like it wasn't changing gears. I tried to speed up and car wouldn't go, seems like it couldn't fo faster than 30-40 MPH. I also noticed it was beginning to run hot, went just past half mark on temp gauge. Has anyone had this problem?

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    arturo08 April 18, 2013, 22:21
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    bring it to a tranny shop for diagnostic run. poss. issue with tranny. tranny tech. will advise.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12173 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 19, 2013, 06:47
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    it means its time to get it ck'd out

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    Portola Valley Garage (20 Answers) , Portola Valley, CA - (650) 539-4114
    tramies April 19, 2013, 06:48
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    Is the "Check Engine" light on? If it is, is it blinking at times? If it is blinking, that would be an engine misfire. Misfires often feel like erratic shifting.

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