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CHEVY LOST ABILITY TO ACCELERATE

1999 Chevrolet Tracker

Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Chevy Tracker 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

I was doing 65 down the highway and all of a sudden the car lerched slightly and then started slowing down. Pushing on the gas did nothing. I depressed the clutch pedal and then pushed the gas and my rpm's did not move - stayed 0 but the car was still running. I drifted to the side of the road and stopped the vehicle - still running and still no response on the RPM's. If I tried to take off it would try to stall as if I wasn't pushing on the gas at all. Shut car off and now will not start. The alternator was replaced in march. Voltage on battery reads 12.58 - I'm told is normal for my battery. Strangest part of the situation - my sister's Saturn did the same exact thing 2 hours later.
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Jasakitty
June 12, 2009.



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