why does my nova take a while after pushing gas for wheels to get the power to move??

Asked by Mar 16, 2017 at 12:04 AM about the 1976 Chevrolet Nova

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car at times will stop giving power to the wheels to push car. out of nowhere foot on gas the power will cut and come back shortly but while power is out engine is idling with my foot on gas then power comes back and gives a small kick depending on how far foot is on peddle. maybe a poorly stated question I am sorry I don't know much about cars.

2 Answers

24,155

Sounds like rotor button or distributor cap.

36,985

Yeah, not really clear what you are describing. If you press the gas pedal and the engine bogs, it's likely temporary loss of fuel pressure (check accelerator pump on carb), or timing. If engine response is good but no immediate acceleration, can be torque converter or clutch, or transmission. You'll have to pinpoint just what it's doing.

Your Answer:

Chevrolet Nova Experts

  • #1
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    130
  • #2
    John Carson
    Reputation
    120
  • #3
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    80
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
9 Great Deals out of 1,001 listings starting at $4,500
Used Ford Mustang
24 Great Deals out of 1,221 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
20 Great Deals out of 989 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
8 Great Deals out of 544 listings starting at $11,700
Used Dodge Charger
36 Great Deals out of 918 listings starting at $4,500
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
14 listings starting at $6,990
Used Chevrolet Malibu
45 Great Deals out of 1,985 listings starting at $2,390
Used Pontiac Firebird
22 listings starting at $12,999
Used Dodge Dart
21 Great Deals out of 406 listings starting at $3,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.