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Car takes a long time to start, won't go over 2000 RPM

I have a 2005 Dodge Neon, when I turn the ignition, it takes a lot of time to turn over and makes a "chunking" noise, finally goes. (This doesn't happen every time I turn the car on, but it is getting more frequent). Also, it randomly won't go over 2000 RPM so it won't shift gears, meaning I can go 20 mph on the freeway and can't get up any hills (which there are a lot of in Seattle!!).

Possibly unrelated, last night I tried to start my car, made a slight clicking noise and didn't start, the lights were really dim inside so I thought it was a dead battery. I tried to jump it, but nothing happened and I noticed that flashing on the dash display was "fuse". Could this all be related and, hopefully, just a blown fuse?

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Could be a host of problems . but the most likely is the tps or throttle position sensor @ least that is where to start

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