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Car sputters when accelerating past 60mph

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Old 02-01-2017, 07:40 AM
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Default Car sputters when accelerating past 60mph

Hello,

I started noticing this problem a few days ago. When I approach 60mph and attempt to accelerate the car will sputter and jerk and it doesn't seem to go faster. Out of fear I stopped trying to push the gas pedal in case I might cause further damage. City driving is fine and there is usually no problems driving or accelerating under 60mph. The jerking I mentioned does happen whenever I am going up a hill and step on the gas. It only jerks a few times before accelerating.

It's a 2003 Mazda Protege. Any help is most appreciated.

Thanks.
 
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Old 02-02-2017, 05:16 AM
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Might be time for a tune up.
 
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:05 PM
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I had a similar problem on my 99' Protege. I eventually figured out one of the ignition coils failing. After I replaced it, it resolved my issues.
Is it throwing a CEL? If so, what are the codes you are getting?
 
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