Debby Welcome to the forum! No Problem, I moved your posts into a new thread for you.
This should assist you with your acceleration problem specific to your 2002 Buick Century.
Starting your own thread is easy....just look for "New Thread" and add a title and continue your post in box below.
Re Your problem of accelerating up hill:
The car should be checked out to include the IAC (Intake Air control- controls idle) and performing properly.
Often removing the IAC and cleaning the pintle/ spring end, with throttle body cleaner, can restore to working condition again, otherwise it may need replacement.
Also the throttle plate needs to be clean, free of carbon that can get stuff a bit sticky, you want the throttle plate to move open/closed freely and no binding anywhere in between.
And even though the tow truck man had a look at the cables, they also should be checked for correct movement, around the throttle linkage area, to ensure they are returning correctly and also not sticking.
I hope this may help Debby.
1997 Buick Pk Ave (Soft Ride) Suspension!
Last edited by Soft Ride; 03-16-2014 at 04:34 AM.
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