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Causes of a Sluggish Car


Having a car that is in good condition is what every car owner wants. A car that can take you from point A to point B as fast as possible with minimal faults.

When you need all these then a car with a slow acceleration is a nuisance. When a car is sluggish then it means it has slow acceleration which could be caused by a failure in some of the engine components or the car is too old.

A car with slow acceleration even after you have floored the gas pedal is very risky especially if you are driving through a busy road or overtaking in a risky area. Here are some of the causes of a sluggish car;

If the oxygen sensor is used for tracking oxygen release and scrutinize the air-fuel ratio that flows to engine fails, the engine fails to modulate the air-fuel balance which results to low engine power. when the engine lacks power then there is slow acceleration.

Clogged Fuel filter

The fuel system is very instrumental to the acceleration of every vehicle. This is because the fuel system is used for the storage and supply of fuel to a cylinder chamber where fuel is vaporized, mixed with air and burned to produce the energy required for the combustion process that makes sure the vehicle moves from one point to the other.

While accelerating and the car lacks output then the fuel system has problems. The most common fault is always a clogged fuel filter which works to make sure dirt and debris don't get to the fuel system.

Exhaust system

A hole or a clog in the exhaust pipes can slow acceleration and make the car feel sluggish.

Also, a malfunction such as oxygen sensors and the catalytic convertor could cause the car to feel sluggish.

Transmission problems.

Your engine may be in mint condition but a problem in the transmission system could hinder the car from shifting as required especially when going uphill or negotiating a corner.

This transmission problem could make the car feel sluggish.

Timing belt problems

Timing belts manage your entire engine pistons by controlling the timing of the entire process. Misalignment of the timing belt could result in acceleration issues which make the vehicle feel sluggish.

If you need vehicle repair or diagnostics give Lexbrodies a call.

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