When I put it into gear the car bogs down will not Move

Tiny
MARK ALLEN2
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  • 2006 SUZUKI FORENZA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
When idling it's fine. Acts like it's getting no gas. When press the gas pedal the car wants to shut off.
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 AT 6:55 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Is the check engine light staying on when the engine is running? If it is, I suggest having the computer scanned for codes. There are a few different things that can cause this and a code will point us in the right direction. Here is a quick video showing how it's done:

https://youtu.be/YV3TRZwer8k

I realize not everyone has a scanner, but most parts stores will do it free of charge. If that isn't an option, then I would first check fuel pressure. Here is a link that shows how it's done. Based on your description, you may be right. Low fuel pressure can be the cause.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

Here are the manufacturer's specs for pressure:

Fuel Pressure .................... 379-393 kPa (55-57 psi)

Next, if that checks okay, then I would confirm there is no issue with a blockage in the exhaust system. A plugged catalytic converter can act this way too. Take a look through these links. The first discusses symptoms and the second how to test.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/bad-catalytic-converter-symptoms

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-a-catalytic-converter

Lets start with checking those things. Again, if you have access to a scanner and the check engine light stays on, scan for codes and let me know what you find.

Let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 AT 11:22 PM

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