My car feels like its horsepower has been cut in half, what could cause this?

Asked by Apr 21, 2015 at 05:19 PM about the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car feels like its horsepower has been cut in half. I can have the pedal to the floor and
it won't go very fast. If I'm going up any incline I have to be in 1st gear maybe could get
into 2nd. Even on the highway I can barley sustain 5th gear, it just barley goes faster. It's a
2.2 Ecotec engine. 03 chevy cavalier. 5 speed.

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Check your air filter and check your exhaust. Sounds like it can't breathe. Check the air coming out of the tail pipe. Should be steady gentle puffs.

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try the ignition control module they are 182.00 bucks that should solve the problem

try the ignition control module they are 182.00 bucks that should solve the problem its the little polished aluminum box on top of the coil packs

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