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I have a 2001 Dodge stratus R/T I was driving down the road and all of a sudden tthe rpm went up to 3 and 4 (like the engine was reving) and then i can no longer accelerate or anything. I pulled over put the car in park, the service engine light came on and i shut the car off. The car starts and shifts but no matter what it wont move. I just had it towed and im terrified b/c I just paid my tuition and im broke! What could it be?

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  • agutheri Dec 19, 2008

    It is an automatic

  • gregmar152 May 11, 2010

    mannual or automatic



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Check the throttle cable linkage under the shield on the top front of the engine. cable likely came off the cam or the clip holding it there popped out.

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