Car Won't Go Pass 65mph! :(

Tiny
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I have a 91 Acura Integra with 200,000 miles on it. I let my sister drive it out of town and when she came back the car engine light came on. Now whenever I start the car up when the car is cold I can punch it. As soon as the engine light comes on I can't accelerate real fast the car jerks if I do and vibrates real hard. I get on the freeway and my car won't go pass 65 mph. If I stop the idle will go real low like its going to cut off. Sometimes it does.
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Saturday, March 18th, 2006 AT 8:09 PM

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Tiny
VANDRAGON
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With that many miles, it sounds like the cat-converter is clogging up and will only get worse. Good luck!
Also if you smell that something is getting hot, the parkbrake could be stuck.
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Sunday, March 19th, 2006 AT 10:28 AM
Tiny
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Find the codes of the check engine light. It really sounds as though the computer in shutting down and causing the car to run in a default mode that does not read the sensors and adjust to outside conditoins, etc. Find the code.
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Monday, March 20th, 2006 AT 2:03 PM
Tiny
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The jerking to the side sounds like one of your axles is broken--my car was doing that when I'd do an occasional peel out for fun and I just thought it was part of the process. Maybe she hit a really bad pothole or something; you could always pretend you know what she did and see if you can get her to admit to it.
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Sunday, June 7th, 2009 AT 2:03 AM

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