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Q: Just had my cam belt changed, now the Check Engine Light is on and it gets very sluggish in second gear

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Was running perfect before the garage touched it. On did can belt to make it last longer as per mileage. Garage now said it was a cylinder head gasket? Which he said he fixed now 2 days later the light has come on again and its not got any power in second to third gear feeling sluggish. Its a kia picanto 2006. I dont want to take it back to that garage now but feel its something he's done to my car

My car has 60000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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