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Car loses power, feels very sluggish, jerks back and forth. what could be the problem.

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FUEL FILTER STOPPED UP OR FUEL PUMP WEAK CHECK FUEL PUMP PRESSURE IT SHOULD BE.FOR 2.2L ENGINE FUEL PRESSURE 55 - 65 PSI THE 1.9L FUEL PRESSURE 31 - 36 PSI THE 3.0L ENGINE FUEL PRESSURE 39 - 49 PSI.

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It definitely sounds like it could be the Distributor cap. Does this problem occur consistently or with specific weather/humidity situations? Depending on the miles, you should consider changing the plugs, wires, distributor, and rotor.

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Possible... but not limited to...
injectors
catalytic converter
fuel pump
computer
EGR

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