Power and acceleration issues

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Asked by Aug 06, 2013 at 11:58 PM about the 2005 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Intermittently (although lately it's pretty common, perhaps due to the heat?) my car will
take several seconds to start. It sounds like the battery is dead but it eventually
engages.

When this happens, I know that a) I won't be able to turn on cruise control and b) I
won't be able to accelerate easily. at best I can get it to 60 mph

Similarly, even if I start up without a problem, and I'cruising down the HWY at 80 MPH,
the call will suddently loose momentum and won't go above 60 mph. And I can't turn on
Cruise control (it shuts down, in fact, if it was on).

This is a 2005 Neon, by the way.

I have replaced the battery and cabling to the battery to no avail.

1 Answer

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Turns out it was a bad camshaft sensor. Go fig! I also had a knock sensor error so I replaced that, but I'm not sure if that was related.

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