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.

3 Answers

30,955

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.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

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

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Cavalier

Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?

CarGurus has 1,398 nationwide Cavalier listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,700
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,240
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 1,060
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
1,274 Great Deals out of 58,370 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
1,209 Great Deals out of 77,328 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Civic
1,132 Great Deals out of 63,726 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,114 Great Deals out of 78,202 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Altima
1,090 Great Deals out of 85,584 listings starting at $695
Used Toyota Camry
1,434 Great Deals out of 99,711 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet S-10
9 Great Deals out of 1,629 listings starting at $2,450
Used Toyota Corolla
1,300 Great Deals out of 67,027 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet Camaro
664 Great Deals out of 38,930 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
921 Great Deals out of 36,052 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic Coupe
325 Great Deals out of 16,741 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac Sunfire
459 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota Celica
7 Great Deals out of 381 listings starting at $1,500