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It is very cold where I live and I started my Astra one day and it would not rev up. Pressing accelerator never did a thing. I brought the car into the garage and put some Gas antifreeze in and got her all toasty warm. Now she starts and reves fine, but she then drops back t0 1500 rpm and will not rev again. She will astay going however at 1500rpm but she wont go pass that. I then shut her off and she will not start again. I thne wait for 20 minutes and go back and she will start. And I can rev her up but drops back to 1500 rpm and the whole process starts again.

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA

Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive It sounds like the vehicle is putting itself into "limp mode" to protect itself from something getting damaged. While fuel gelling could cause this in extremely cold climates, it sounds like something else may be going on. Have a reputable repair shop take a look at it to see what is going on.

Maryann Croce, Owner at Croce’s Transmission Specialists Hi Wallace About your 2008 Saturn Astra not being about to rev, are there any check engine lights on? That would be the first place to start. Find out if there are any codes being stored in the system.That would give a direction in which to go in. If a shop is able to road test the vehicle. They should be able be further diagnosis the cause of failure. Thanks You can find a Certified AskPatty Repair shop at this link: They should be able to help you diagnose and repair the problem.

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