1992 Dodge Spirit

05-15-2014, 06:20 PM
My Spirit does not want to climb hills anymore. It loses power and overheats.

Plus now I'm getting about 8 miles to the gallon.

What could be wrong with my car?

Other than this it's doing pretty good.

Thank you.


05-15-2014, 07:18 PM
need to check your fuel and air filter, change the plugs if it has not been done in a while and get your exhaust system checked, may have a plugged cataletic convertor. usually will hear a hiss under car if they are totally plugged but not always

05-15-2014, 07:39 PM
Is the fuel filter inside the fuel tank?

05-15-2014, 07:43 PM
it could be in back by the gas tank or up front by the engine but it should not be inside the gas tank

05-15-2014, 07:48 PM
My fuel filter was replaced a few years ago, and the mechanic told me it was inside the fuel tank, and that he had to remove the fuel tank to replace it. I'm sure I was lied to from what you are telling me now.

05-15-2014, 07:51 PM
there is a fuel strainer/sock in the tank but filter is usually mounted outside the tank so you can change it without removing tank

05-15-2014, 08:50 PM
Thank you. This is very helpful information.

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