View Full Version : car doesn't want to move.

07-21-2005, 09:39 AM
I don't know if anyone understands this but my car seems to have a hard time moving. When I take off it seems like a tire is flat or something. It moves immediatly when you push the gas but it seems like there is something holding it back. Up to about 15 miles an hour then it seems fine. The tranny shifts fine, but I can't figure this out. Only thing that comes to mind would be the tourqe converter?

Thunder Chicken
07-21-2005, 10:34 AM
If the engine doesn't rev higher than it should when taking off, check for a stuck caliper or parking brake. If the engine seems to rev up before the car moves, or revs higher than it normally would for the speed you're going, check your tranny fluid. If it's low, add some and hope you're not too late to save the tranny.

07-21-2005, 12:06 PM
if you on an incline, (were I park every day) the car will roll so that rules out stuck brakes. even on level ground you can push it easy. Tranny fluid is fine. the revs are down when it acts this way.

07-21-2005, 04:15 PM
Has the fuel filter been changed out recently, if not there's a slight possibility it could be clogged, try swapping in a new one in that case. Also you could check your fuel injector screens and see if those are clogged any. I believe jcassity posted something on cleaning them, and even taking them out of the picture completely. Just my stabs in the dark, hopefully gives you something to try.

07-22-2005, 12:02 AM
well actually yes. new fuel filter about a grand ago. car runs smooth as can be. very smooth.

07-22-2005, 08:15 AM
Does the tranny seem to shift normally??? Possibly you have a sticking valve in the valve body and you are starting off in 2nd gear..