2000 Ford Focus hesitation-sputter-jerks

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Engine problem
2000 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 130000 miles

Ok I have a 2000 ford focus zx3 and I started notessing a few days ago after I would go above 4000 rpm it didnt really have any power. Then today I started my car and I let it warm up and I drove it about 2 or 3 miles and I was on the hi-way and once I got up to 70 it was like it wouldn go any faster, I had the petal to the floor and it didnt go faster and didnt slow down. So I got off the hi-way and it started sputtering, and almost dying first thing I thought of was maybe the gas was bad but it was new gas it hadnt been sitting in the car or anything so I thought it might be the fuel filter, and so I changed the fuel filter and there was some junk in the old one it was kinda brown but wasnt really gritty at all, so like before I started my car and let it warm up and after about 3 miles it did the same thing over again, sputterin kinda dying out, didnt make any grinding or wierd sounds just sounded normal. Could it be the catalytic converter? I have no idea. Thanks

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Monday, February 4th, 2008 AT 7:55 PM

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As I started to read your post
clutch all I could think of
do you have check engine light on
how s the tune up?
Check the clutch

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Monday, February 4th, 2008 AT 8:31 PM

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