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MY HAS NO POWER UP HILLS OR GETTING UP TO SPEED

2003 Toyota Matrix • 154,000 miles

Hello, I have a 2003 Toyota Matrix AWD Automatic. It started being a little sluggish on hills about 2 weeks ago. It seemed ok until yesterday when I was returning home on a 3 hr trip. Everytime going up a hill it was taking longer to shift and the engine was working hard, but the car could not keep up the speed. I could not drive on the highway. So I stopped on the way home and got the catalytic converter replaced and it didnt make a difference, so when I got home I had the fuel pump and filter replaced. Also replaced the spark plugs. Nothing had seemed to help. Any ideas?
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Mfengari
June 29, 2012.



Is the engine light on? Either way check with your local parts store and see if any will do a free scan. If there is any codes then write them down have them cleared and get me the codes.
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Racefan966
Jun 29, 2012.
Thank you. The engine light is not on, never has during this problem. Right now the car is at a garage where they will scan for codes. I will let you know.

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Mfengari
Jun 29, 2012.
Sounds great also have them check exhaust flow for a plugged cat converter.

Racefan966
Jun 30, 2012.

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