1997 Nissan Altima Problems with acceleration

Tiny
ORIONSL59
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  • 1997 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 114,000 MILES
I have a problem with my 1997 Nissan Altima with 114,000 miles. For the last few months, my car has had a problem with acceleration and cruising. The only way I can describe it is I keep needing to push the gas pedal further and the RPMs keep increasing. Last year when I didnt have a problem, rarely would my car at any speed break 3,000 RPM, now my car routinely breaks 4,000 RPM just to accelerate. I haven't had a chance to get it checked out and problem is progressively worsening.
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Saturday, May 17th, 2008 AT 7:03 PM

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Tiny
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Lack of fuel pressure could cause this. Is the check engine light on? When was the last tune up? Also a restricted cat converter can cause this. Double check the transmission fluid level to be sure its not the transmission slipping.
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Saturday, May 17th, 2008 AT 7:08 PM
Tiny
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The check engine light it not on and the last time the car was tuned up was in August 2007. Thanks tim for the quick response I appreciate it!
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Saturday, May 17th, 2008 AT 7:54 PM

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