Mechanics

ACCELERATION

1989 Ford Probe

Transmission problem
1989 Ford Probe 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

any ideas on what would cause my acceleration from a stop to be so low? Or what would cause my low gear to work only half the time?
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Dragonfull9
February 27, 2010.



You may have answered your own question. If the car isn't starting in 1st gear, you will not have much power. Has the check engine light come on? Also, have you checked the shifter linkage to make sure it is in drive and not 2nd? If it is in 2nd, it will start in that gear in this vehicle. It is ment to help you get out of snow by lessening the power to the tires.

FInally, if you don't feel it is a shifting problem, have you checked to make sure the catylatic converter isn't plugged?

Let me know.
Joe