Acceleration Problems

Posted by techmaster330, Mar 12, 2010

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  1. techmaster330

    techmaster330 Probationary Member

    Joined Nov 12, 2009
    Cochranton, Pennsylvania
    OK to start I have a 96 Eclipse N/T and it does not seem to want to accelerate. I went to pass someone today but when I gassed it the only thing that happened was the RPM's started going way up. It seems to only do this in 4th and 5th gear but I haven't the slightest clue what may be wrong, any ideas?

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  2. gofer

    gofer Moderator

    Joined Feb 18, 2006
    South Gilbert, Arizona
    Sounds like a slipping clutch to me.

    My DSM:
    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST

    Street Build

    11.634 @ 126.050 MPH
  3. Lavery

    Lavery Proven Member

    Joined Sep 8, 2009
    Frederick, Maryland
    I would say your clutch is starting to go. Always slips in the higher gears first, then gets worse until eventually the car wont move. Try adjusting your slave cylinder. And bleed the line if the clutch pedal is feeling soft/spongy
  4. XyoungmurdaX

    XyoungmurdaX Proven Member

    Joined Jan 11, 2010
    davie, Florida
    i had the same problem some time ago its the clutch, it starting to slip
    My DSM:
  5. my dreamt dsm

    my dreamt dsm Proven Member

    Joined Jan 29, 2007
    Somewhere In, California
    Dont even try to adjust the clutch cause most likely it isn't that. You will adjust and adjust to the point where there is nothing left in the clutch and then your going to have to find the right adjustment again.
    I adjusted mines so much to grab the clutch that the worn out clutch was going to eat the flywheel.
    Just change your clutch!

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