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Sir i own a 660 cc Japanese Suzuki Alto, automatic . Recently i am having the problem of power loss (sometimes) When i start my car and put it in D mode. And push the gas pedal nothing happens for a second and suddenly the car picks up the acceleration. Also, i have noticed that my creep speed is slower than normal. When moving in traffic it does not pick up as usual. And is slower. Uaually it goes to 8 kmph but now rarely touch 5 kmph. What could be the problem here. Please help out

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


Thank you for writing in. There are several issues that may be causing your symptoms. The first that comes to mind is a transmission that needs service. You may also be having an issue with the fuel/air ratio, spark, a related sensor, or restricted air intake. All of the above can lead to a lack of acceleration. An issue like this is typically resolved as a process of elimination. Check for worn spark plugs, bad wiring, consider getting the transmission fluid changed, and check for any diagnostic troubleshooting codes. Good luck!

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