sluggish acceleration once over 30mph

Asked by Feb 04, 2010 at 01:13 PM about the 1999 Dodge Neon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Bought a 1999 neon.  When you press the gas from stand still acc. is fine.  When you get to about
30mph, press the gas to the floor, it slowly accelerates??


3 Answers


let me guess its an automatic? i own a 2003 neon manual, the acceleration all the way till 80 is fast then it starts to slow down

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The down shift cable pops off, the lever going into trans caused by the lever rusting, you can find it directly under the battery. Daughter had the same car with the same problem


Transmission fluid level might be low or the transmission filter may need replacing

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