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1998 Pontiac Firebird no acceleration

My youngest son's '98 Firebird will not accelerate over 30-35 MPH. It does not appear (or feel) like a transmission problem, however I am not totally sure. When driving the vehicle, the car bogs down around 30 MPH. We replaced 2 of the 3 ignition coils so far, and are going to get the 3rd this weekend and install it.
I am curious to know if we are even heading in the right direction with the ignition coils, or are we just replacing parts that are not neccesary?
I was in Iraq at the time that this problem started last year, and the only thing I know happened around the same time frame was, my son's friend hooked up a stereo and a 1,000 watt amp. I am thinking something fried in the vehicle.
Please help?


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If the cats are plugged you wont go fast either. hold a rag loosely over the exhaust exits and have the person rev the engine and if it is clogged the rag will move very faint. if it isnt clogged it will blow the rag like a flag on a windy day.

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I would look at ur transmission shift solenoid

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