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

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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bring it to a tranny shop for diagnostic run. poss. issue with tranny. tranny tech. will advise.
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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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