1999 Chevrolet Cavalier not sure

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 25,000 MILES
My cavalier is very slow I bought this car from someone so I don't know the history of this car but t has not power I'm not sure what the problem is but I was looking at my engine and I found that this connector that when pulled makes the car rev but even with that disconnected I still car rev the car with the gas pedal I keep putting it back in place but every time I put it on drive I guess it slips off I never feel it. My question is is that why my car had no power? Also my car cannot make it up hills at all one day I pushed it really hard and it reved really loud andwhen I looked back there was smoke I'm not sure where it came from it still drives fine just slow if that conneter isn't the problem what could be? Please help this is first car I just want to fix it. Thank you.
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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 AT 3:20 PM

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Tiny
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It sounds like you are pulling on the throttle cable. There are no electrical components that would do what you described. With the engine off, have a helper pump the gas pedal while you watch the item you pulled. See if it moves.

As far as the power issue, if the engine is revving and you are not gaining speed, it sounds like the transmission is slipping. Have you checked the trans fluid to make sure it is clean and full?

Is the check engine light on?
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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 AT 8:05 PM
Tiny
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There are no lights on and the transmission fluid is good, it's just extremely slow when I get some extra cash I'm going to take it in for a tune up at this point I'm not sure what to do.
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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 AT 10:58 PM
Tiny
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Listen, based on what you described, it sounds like a transmission issue. If the engine revs and the car doesn't accelerate, it sounds like it is slipping.
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Saturday, July 12th, 2014 AT 6:11 PM

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