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1996 honda accord when start it will start spinning and gradually get up to speed

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at AskPatty.com

Hello, 

Thank you for writing in. Without more information, it is impossible to definitively tell what is wrong with the vehicle. If the RPMs are rising as you accelerate, but the vehicle is slow to get moving, then you may have an issue with your transmission. The issue may be related to a mechanical issue with the transmission, or it may be an issue with low transmission fluid. If the engine is struggling to gain speed, then you may have and issue with your fuel system, ignition system, or an air intake sensor. Only further inspection will tell. Good luck!


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