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Back firing missing no power

HI i have an 05 dodge neon i have had no problem intill now for the last 3months my car has been losing power back fires and misses i was told i needed a new battery so i replaced the battery and it ran perfect for a bout 2 weeks and then the problems started again it starts out acting like it's stopped up and misses really bad intill i hit about 50 mph and then it runs fine intill i hit about 58 mph and it won't go any faster and when i try to get it to go my car shakes and jerks really bad and if i push the gas pedal all the way to the floor it loses power completey i have to pull over and turn it off then restart it and sometimes it's fine like it kicks in and i can take off without a problem and go as fast as i like but then other times it acts this way for days without letting up right before it starts acting up the motor light comes on i no it's not the transmission well at least i hope so i have heard it could be the altnator but i think it's something to do with the fuel filter or someother filter i do know it is in need of a oil change and the filters probley also need to be replaced could this be my problem or is it the oxygen sensor? i need to figure out what the problem is before this weekend so i can get this problem fixed so please anyone who can help i would greatly appreicate it thanks again christy.

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  • kuzzy Nov 14, 2008

    same issue 37000 mi

  • R_Y_A_N_71 Dec 29, 2008

    car sputters out sometimes when it goes over 2000 rpms sometimes its fine dont know what the problem is went to the auto parts store to purchase a fuel filter they said it is inside the gas tank and not serviceable except at the dealership

  • davort2 Jan 21, 2009

    2005 Dodge Neon: Starts jumping and hesitating while driving. Engine will run on idle even when you press the gas pedal. The only way to get it going again is to pull over, turn off and restart. Checked for obstruction in the exhaust system, wiring and fluids, all fine. I have no choice but to start replacing sensors to see if the problem stops.

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    2005 Dodge Neon 58K miles EXACT SAME symptoms as person above, starts acting up, check engine comes on first, then hesitates or jumps, etc. 50-55 mph runs OK. 58 and up, jerks. I am told its the CamSensor.

  • rob5linx41 Mar 11, 2009

    Car wouldnt go past 2200rpm or 58 mph, hooked my diagnostic up to it. read out 0340.."camshaft sensor"!! its a 30 dollar part, cheap and easy fix!

  • magicbly Apr 19, 2009

    same problem on my 05 SXT, only 52K miles. Replacing cam sensor on Monday....anyone know how long the job takes?

  • AaronM7 May 22, 2010

    Those with this problem, do you have a standard or automatic transmission? I just started having this problem on my wife's 05 SE with a manual trans, and this occurs in every gear. Sounds like those who only experience it have automatics?

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