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Car bogs out

When my car hits almost 5k rpm my car bogs out and check engine light comes on just until I shift gears.

I was told I need spark plugs, any ideas?

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What DTC did you get? Start there.

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What DTC did you get? Start there.
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Check for clogged cat, are you boosting? If so don't push it cuz it might also be detonating.

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No boosting, but I will update soon with the codes


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Sounds like a clogged cat. I know a guy who has one for when you get frustrated 'cause you can't get one through GM!
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It through my check engine light on but it went off this morning so i couldn't scan it when I cranked up. I was planning on buying a high flow cat from solo if that's the problem


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Did you scan it even though the light wasn't on? Just 'cause the light is off doesn't mean a code isn't stored.

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Yes and no codes are showing up or pending


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I've read on the forum that you can take out one of the O2 sensors (in front of the cat) to test. Make a helluva lot of sense 'cause if you eliminate the restriction you won't get the hesitation. Noisy, but a quick diagnostic.
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When my car hits almost 5k rpm my car bogs out and check engine light comes on just until I shift gears.
I was told I need spark plugs, any ideas?
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I had a similar issue and it turned out to be one of my coil packs. My check engine light came on and indicated I had a misfire on cylinder #2. The tech switched the coil pack to #3 cylinder and drove it again. Then the misfire went to cylinder #3. I replaced the coil pack and no more problems. I have read about this problem a couple of times so it is worth looking in to. Please let us know how things turn out.

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I had a similar issue and it turned out to be one of my coil packs. My check engine light came on and indicated I had a misfire on cylinder #2. The tech switched the coil pack to #3 cylinder and drove it again. Then the misfire went to cylinder #3. I replaced the coil pack and no more problems. I have read about this problem a couple of times so it is worth looking in to. Please let us know how things turn out.

Need some spark plug help PLEASE!!
I have heard this could be an issue too. Hopefully I can check it out tomorrow and fix whatever it is.

Can any of the coil packs be changed around and swapped out with each other? I might try this tomorrow and checking my cat converter too.


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When my car hits almost 5k rpm my car bogs out and check engine light comes on just until I shift gears.

I was told I need spark plugs, any ideas?

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I hope this is worked out quickly for you. Please PM me if you take it to a dealership to have it serviced. Keep us posted.

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PROBLEM FIXED (permanently I hope), I checked my spark plugs and 1 wasn't screwed in enough and I had a sensor loose, I think it was an O2 sensor.

I'll update if problem isn't fixed but I took a test drive and all is well as of now!

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