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Yeah, I was coming home from work 1hr half ago. I would take off in 1st,2nd,3rd,4th & 5 th. Car wouldn't go pass 3,200 K. You can hear a whining sound. But the whole time home I had to keep hazards on. It's bogging some, popping,jerking real bad. Now when I get caught at light I try keeping engine reved up, but only goes to 3K. I really don't know what's going on. It idles a little low. But, when I try to rev pass 3K in neutral it doesn't want to go higher.:mad:confused

Let me know what it sounds like my problem is. Very frustating. BTW it never did this before. My plugs are only a couple of months old. Maybe 1100 miles if that on plugs.

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It wont pass 3200 or it will with bad noises and/or extremely slowly? Is it consistant in how it sounds?

Id say a cap and rotor may help ya, since its rpm related.

Does load have any effect? 1st gear accelerating versus 5th gear for example?
 

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When idiling or going through any gear won't go pass 3200. Last year I changed my cap/rotor. My plugs I did like right after XMAS. It's just strange because it never did this before. So, should I do cap/rotor & plugs again.
 

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only if you think you installed them incorrectly or damaged them. take off the cap and rotor and look at em. If you notice anything strange get a second opinion from a mechanic. its possible your spark plugs are gapped too big and they run hotter this way, may be burned up a bit.

Just remove one plug. If it looks bad, try another. That one looks bad, get a spark plug gapper and see if the gap is on spec. correct me if im wrong, I believ the gap is .44
 

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OK post back yer results :btu
 

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Update on SI. Went out this morning started up hatch. Fired right up & revs up like it use . I checked my plugs still set at .44. Wires, Cap, rotor all good. Don't know why it happened.
Now, my problem this time is it's dead. My cables to battery are all hooked up. When I go turn car on it's dead. When you turn key all lights are on but as you turn to start up it clicks. Repeat it & everything completely dead no lights. I've wiggled the pos. cable wire & try to start it clicks but not engaging to start.

Very confusing. Any suggestion.
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when you charge your battery up, have your battery and alternator tested, its free at most parts stores.

Also check the belt for sogns of damage, cracks and/or rutting parts
 
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