97 escort wont accelarate

97 escort is very slow to accelarate and will not go over 45mph..did tune up oil change fuel filter the check engine light is NOT on and was told it is not throwing codes even had a back pressure test done on the cat and was told that was fine too several mechanics have looked at it and can not tell me what's wrong the rpms will go up but the car just revs when trying to go over 40 had tranny check was told tht it is not the problem

My car has an automatic transmission.

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There are a number of things that may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating such as low fuel pressure, a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, clogged or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a bad fuel pump. I would recommend having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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Wheel locked, brake pedal wont go down, shift wont move and ignition wont turn?
ANSWER : Hello. You are likely experiencing an engine failure of some type. Do not let this scare you at first. All of these systems that are failing depend on the engine functioning correctly in order to do their job. Without vacuum you will have a hard brake pedal. Without pressure to the power steering system you will not have assisted steering and it may feel like the wheel is locked. The ignition will also depend on having an electrical connection for the sensors to work correctly. Did you notice this when you went to start the vehicle, or did this happen when you were driving? If you discovered this when you went to start the vehicle, check the battery and ground connection first. If this happened while driving then you will need to find the reason your vehicle stalled.

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97 escort wont accelarate
ANSWER : There are a number of things that may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating such as low fuel pressure, a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, clogged or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a bad fuel pump. I would recommend having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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07 charger v6 wont move, like its in limp mode, will shift solenoid fix this? wont move in reverse. thinking shift solenoid, help.
ANSWER : The check engine light could mean diagnostic codes related to the transmission failure are available. If you request a check engine light diagnostic a mechanic could see if relevant codes have set and narrow the diagnostic for you. Check to be sure that there is adequate fluid. Check to be sure that the manual lever (shift lever) on the transmission reaches the correct position when you select "D" or "R". If you can’t move in any gear, the problem is not likely to be the solenoids because failure of the solenoids will still allow operation in "some" gears, if the gear is manually selected. If the solenoids failed, such would also result in a code being output because the TCM performs continuous circuit integrity testing on the solenoids. You can test that part separately in any event. There is a 164 page repair manual, with all the diagnostics, that you can use to pinpoint and repair the issue. However, if you just want a diagnostic, you can request a transmission diagnostic – failure to shift and the responding certified mechanic will pinpoint the issue. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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Car in park shifter will move through gears but wont shift through the gears its stuck in neutral have emergency brake on so it wont roll
ANSWER : From what you’ve described, it sounds like the shifter cable came off at the transmission or the shifter. I’d suggest checking the shift linkage on the transmission to see if the cable came off. This is due to the connector end bushing falling apart and not being able to hold the cable on any longer. Some cables have to be replaced as a whole and as with others the bushing can be replaced to fix the cable. I’d suggest contacting a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, who can come diagnose your shifting issue and make the necessary repairs to your vehicle. Good luck.

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I put new throttle position sensor on now the car wont start i connected everything back on correctly so why wont it crank now ?
ANSWER : Hey there. Replacement of the throttle position sensor on your vehicle is pretty straight forward. There is no adjustment to be made – just remove and replace the sensor and you should be done. If the vehicle isn’t starting, you left something disconnected or there is a separate issue all together. If all of the work has been double checked and you still can’t get to the bottom of it then it is likely another problem that is occurring that is causing it to fail. You’ll want to see if the computer is still indicating a bad sensor even with the new one on. There are other sensors that could be causing the car to go into limp mode, such as a problem with the fuel system or another sensor on the vehicle. I recommend having another expert diagnose the starting problem so that this can be addressed properly.

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i replaced my alternater and battery and now my locks wont work and my radio wont turn off. what can i do?
ANSWER : Hello. This can happen after the vehicle loses power from a dead battery. Most of the time it is caused by an issue with the programming in the module. It is possible that this was the reason why the battery or alternator failed.

A bad ignition switch can cause this and overload the battery and alternator causing them to fail.

One other possibility is a failure in the module if the battery cables were crossed at any time accordingly during the repair. I typically start by checking all of the fuses to see if they are intact. If they are, then these circuits need to be tested with a voltage meter to see where they are losing power and why the radio power is not being turned off.

If you need help having these checks done, consider having the work done by a certified mechanic who can come to your home or office to repair your electrical issue.

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Why does my car start one day and the next day it wont start? The car will crank but wont turn over
ANSWER : Hello, thank you for writing in. With intermittent symptoms, diagnosis can take longer but is typically the same as diagnosing any other starting problem. The main issue is that you can only perform the testing needed when the issue is occurring. If the vehicle starts and works normally, all of the components are likely going to pass their tests. There are several components that will work intermittently. They include the fuel pump, charging system, a number of sensors, and any electrical connection that is loose. When the vehicle is not starting, test for fuel pressure, spark, and the electrical connection on any of the sensors that effects starting (air intake, camshaft/crankshaft position sensors). For more diagnostic help, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

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car wont start after freezing weather. have been putting water in radiator and now radiator wont hold anymore.
ANSWER : Hi there. Unfortunately, water is the enemy of a radiator and the coolant system; especially in freezing or below zero weather. Water will freeze inside the radiator, in coolant lines and inside the motor in most cases. As it does, it tends to crack plastic, rubber and metallic components. Coolant itself has multiple enzymes that decrease it’s freezing temperature; which is why coolant and distilled water is mixed at a 50/50 ratio. My best advice would be to have a professional mechanic come to your location and complete a car is hard to start inspection; so they can determine what is causing your Accord’s problems.

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