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2001 plymouth neon 2nd time after oil change need to replace

In Feb 2008 I had to replace my valve cover gaskets and other major work. This happened soon after having my oil changed. I just had my oil changed this past Sunday 1/11/09 and my car is again having the same problem. Sputters and can't pick up speed. It comes and goes.

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Sounds like a vacuum leak. check under the hood and see if something was disconnected during maint.

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