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RPM won't go over 3000 even when in neutral with the gas peddle to the floor. RPM are even lower when driving, can't get the car over 30km/hr on level road in 3rd gear, lose power completely on hills.

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Hi!!

If Check Engine Light is on, scan computer to find out the trouble code #.
(You can borrow one at AutoZone or other AutoParts stores.)

Check the following:

Dirty or clogged air filter/air duct
Dirty or clogged fuel filter
Defective fuel pump or restricted lines. (check fuel pressure with gauge)
Restricted exhaust pipes or failed catalytic converter, while somebody steps on the gas, put your hand on the tail pipe to see if exhaust is clear. Also check to see if the catalytic converter gets too hot when rpms are at 3000, (when plugged up, cat gets cherry red)

Check spark plugs gap, if recently changed, make sure wires were not mixed up.

Good Luck! Keep me posted!!

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