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Hard to start at times and will not accelerate

My 04 Sebring is hard to start at times which causes the check engine light to come on. When this happens it will not accelerate past 3k rmp's. (rpms drop and car runs very rough until I let off accelerator). As long as I keep it below 3000 rpm's all is ok, even though engine light is still on.

On the other hand, if engine starts on the first try, and the check engine light does not come on, the car runs like a champ.

any ideas?

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had a problem with a grand prix like that once, was the fuel filter, and injectors, all needed replaced, and it only had 89,000 miles.
Would check fuel filter first. Is it possible you got some bad gas??

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sounds like the coil pack is failing or you could just have water in your fuel.... buy a couple bottles of gas line antifreeze (it sucks up water) and add them to your tank when you fill up.... if that doesn't fix it it is likely the coil pack

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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