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Bog's down at acceleration

My 97 Neon runs great most of the time. It has a 156,000 miles and has been a good car. Lately when I am going down the road sometimes it will bog down when I accelerate, to the point that if there is a hill I can not keep the speed up but it runs fine at idle. Recently I realized that if I shut the car off and restart it it works fine for awhile then it will do it again. Its not throwing a code and I am now good at putting it neutral and shutting it off and restarting it to make it go the way it should. I am experienced in this stuff but this one has me baffled. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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  • ncrihfield May 23, 2008

    Thanks Jeeptech I will check that when I get home.

  • lander001 Jul 12, 2008

    Have exactly this same problem of car running absolutely fine at flat grade but really struggling up hills. Will check the O2 sensor. Thanks.

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Check the O2 sensor wiring just above the right axle, sometimes it comes loose and rubs on the axle.

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